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7 way to concentrate on studying/working to make your dreams come true – How I studied hard for entrance exams and passed an Italian university

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The study method that made my dream come true

Thank you for reading. Before I get into the content, I would like to introduce myself first. I came from a very ordinary Japanese family (in other words, I was born and raised in a normal school and a normal family, neither a returnee nor attended an international school). I was accepted to an Italian university, that is, I graduated from high school and immediately passed the target university. None of the students around me had gone on to study at a university abroad, and they didn’t have good information, so I studied Italian on my own, studied for the exams to enter an Italian university, and then I I am able to fulfill my dream and study in Italy.
The reason why I was able to obtain this wonderful dream is because I worked hard. Not all efforts will be rewarded, there will be many unrewarded efforts, and some people may not be able to do it even if they want to. That’s why I don’t want to tell everyone to do their best. But if I hadn’t put in the effort, I wouldn’t have reached my goal.

Specific method 1: Tell 100 people about your dream

“I want to get into L’Aquila University,” I told quite a few people. I was lucky that everyone had my back. Therefore, I can think, “If I fail, I’m sorry for them, and they will always support me, so I have to do my best.” In an old Chinese proverb, this is called a “backwater formation”. There is water behind you, that is, a cliff, and if you retreat, you will fall off the cliff. By fighting in such a place, you can face the battle with a strong determination that you can never escape.
And this has another advantage. For example, if you can meet someone who knows something about the University of L’Aquila, you can get information about the entrance exam Luckily, he sent the problem collection to Japan!!).

Concrete Method 2: Visualize Efforts

Even if you make an effort, if the effort is invisible, it is human nature to lose motivation. Therefore, by making full use of the power of the Internet, it is easier to visualize what you have done.
For example, by measuring study time with a Windows-equipped clock, you can visualize the trajectory of your efforts by saying, “I studied for 7 hours today.” This method is also useful for sharpening your mind, saying, “I’m going to concentrate for 30 minutes.”
Then, by making a note of the cumulative time in Excel, if the value increases steadily, saying, “I studied for 20 hours this month,” your desire to improve will be stimulated.

Concrete method 3: Let someone see how you’re doing your best

In Japan, there is a live streaming app called Mix Channel. It is said that there are many cases. Not only will you receive some financial rewards for distributing on a mixed channel, but comments that say, “You’re doing your best,” will make you work harder and improve yourself.
It doesn’t have to be a mix channel at all, it can be YouTube, Instagram or Twitter. Effort isn’t something you keep in your sights, it’s something that leaves a trail in the far corners of the internet. Then your fans will surely appreciate your hard work more than you.

Concrete method 4: Output information

It is a waste if only you are looking at the information you have obtained through study, work, and work. Because that information could very well be useful to someone, not just money – even if it’s a small useful feature hidden in your smartphone or a life hack you think everyone knows. Even if – these things are what you got, but there is always someone somewhere in the world who needs them. Thankfully, someone reads this blog every day, where I write about my experiences and information. It means that there is someone waiting for the information that only I can write. And in the process of outputting information, you can understand the information better and make it your own.
According to the Learning Pyramid, data based on research by the National Institute of Training in the United States, the learning retention rate in “reading” is only 10%, but in “group discussion” the learning retention rate rises to 50%. So what is the most effective way to learn? The answer is: teaching others. This hits a staggering 90 percent. So the data shows that active learning is important. In the case of non-active learning, it is the teacher who eats the most delicious part, and the student desperately scoops and eats the tasteless part of the skim. Even if it is difficult to change school education, individual education, that is, how to prepare and review lessons, can be taught in a more efficient way based on this learning pyramid.
No one to teach? No, remember there are 7 billion people living on this planet. About 3.5 billion of them are within reach of this civilization–the Internet civilization I write and you read through IT. In other words, once you output information

d publish it somewhere on the Internet, you can teach it to 3.5 billion people. The Internet is like a giant classroom. Someone puts something out and someone else is learning it. I am doing my best to enrich the information available on the Internet by posting what I have learned on YouTube. If you post on YouTube, you can get a little extra money in return.

Concrete method 5: Actively harness the power of coffee and alcohol

Put yourself in a good environment to improve your study efficiency. The easiest is to drink coffee. Coffee not only tastes good, but it also has the ability to wake you up and help you concentrate on your work—and so much more!
Want to take a nap while studying? It’s a good way to relax. In that case, by drinking espresso “before taking a nap”, you can wake up more comfortably and have the effect of making your work more efficient.
Drinking alcohol while studying? Good for an overactive brain. Drinking alcohol has a relaxing effect, so you can use it to your advantage, and if your brain is too active, it will give you the effect of resting your brain and concentrating on the desired task. In particular, if you have a developmental disorder and your brain overheats like me, you can concentrate better by calming yourself down.

Specific method 6: Study while listening to music

By listening to music, not only noises (typing sounds, outside noises, other people’s voices, etc.) It also has a shut-out effect. You can choose music according to your mood. Environmental sounds, such as the sound of rain, the sound of the wind, the sound of water, etc., are also posted on YouTube as relaxing and non-irritating sounds. It’s a useful sound not only when you want to relax while studying, but also for improving the quality of your sleep.

Concrete method 7: Always measure the distance between dreams and reality

There is a gap between the dream of “passing the university of L’Aquila” and “I passed the 4th grade of the Italian proficiency test in the second year of high school”. My Italian wasn’t good enough, and I didn’t study enough for the university entrance exam. The former is a dream, the latter is reality. It is important to walk while constantly measuring how far the distance between these dreams is and what path to follow to reach the dream. For example, in this case, “Pass CILS B2 (Italian language level) by high school graduation” “From January 2020 (when all high school courses are completed) to August 2020 (university entrance examination) In between, list all the 6,000 past alpha test questions.

At the end

I sincerely hope that these methods will be of some help to you, so please make your dreams come true and report them in this comment section!!

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