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How much time do you need to study?

Date: Jul 19 2010

Topic: Speaking

Author: andylu2


So many students want to improve their English and they go through crazy phases of studying.  Usually it looks something like this: 

1.  They get motivated for a while and study for several hours each day for a few days.

2.  They get tired and bored of studying after a few days, don't see any real results and then quit.

3.  A few months later they get motivated again and do the same cycle. 

The key is to be consistent.  It's a fact that people can only concentrate on learning something for about 50 minutes maximum.  If you study for longer than that at one time than you are wasting your time.  Turn off your cell phone and study like crazy for 50 minutes each day.  If that is too long for you, 30 minutes is good too.  You need to concentrate deeply during that time and you need to do it everyday.  You won't notice big improvements for the first few weeks.  That's normal and that's why most people quit.  Just keep doing it and believing that you will get better.  Trust me, if you really do this, you will be a lot better in only 60 days and people will really notice.  Don't miss any days and really do it.  It sounds easy but try it.  It's harder than you think!

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it's true. I think so. I ever crazy learning for short time.I did as you say,,wow,,i will change myself,,,

01:39 PM Jul 23 2010 |




Really??I will try to do this.

05:56 AM Jul 22 2010 |



Viet Nam



02:25 PM Jul 21 2010 |



thats right

10:59 AM Jul 21 2010 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thats right!!!!

09:12 AM Jul 21 2010 |

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