Note: This is for the 2008 fall session, so almost none of this applies today. I have taken the actual lecture recordings down.
Study Group on Wednesday at 1 in front of the Porter’s Desk at Hart House. Leave a comment saying you’re interested with a real email address and I’ll send you a reminder email with more information. We’ll do a quick review and then try to answer some potential questions.
This is for my classmates in PSY260 Learning and Plasticity with J. Vervaeke for 2008 fall session. These are quite low in volume, so you might want to use the new VLC player which has sound boosting past 100% built in. A fellow classmate was kind enough to upload lecture 1-3 & 5 to uthub.com as well.
TIP: You can get through these lectures a lot faster if you listen to them sped up. Start with a high speed, like 2 times and listen for a couple of seconds, then turn it down to somine like 1.5 times normal, and 1.5 times will be easier to understand than if you’d gone to 1.5 right off the bat. If you work your way up to 2 times, you can listen to a 3 hour lecture in 1.5 hours. Remember to pay attention! Learning is not a passive activity!
Windows Media Player 9 and above(comes with Windows, or can be downloaded for free) allows you to speed up audio without changing the pitch (so the voices don’t get really high). You can also use Quicktime Pro 7 and above for this feature. Windows Media Player instructions and Quicktime instructions. You can also get a plugin for Winamp to do this called PaceMaker.
Lecture #1 (24.1 MB)
Lecture #2 (54.9 MB)
Lecture #4 Part 1 (9 MB) – Part 2 (6.7 MB)
Lecture #7 (8 MB)
Lecture #9 (26 MB) – Please confirm this is the full lecture, seems a little short.
Lecture #10 Part 1 (5 MB) – Part 2 (3 MB)
Lecture #11 (60 MB)
Thanks go out to the following classfolk for donating lecture recordings: Laurent, Nadine, Stephanie and Mitch. A very big shout out to Samantha for sharing a whole bunch of lectures. Thank you all! If I missed you, please let me know so you can get your rightful credit.
As a student, I often write about topics important to other students. You might be interested in reading about my experiences dealing with procrastination. You might also be interested in Cal Newport’s excellent blog on Study Hacks, or Steve Pavlina‘s blog entry about how he completed a 4-year degree in 1.5 years. His 10 tips for College Students is also excellent. Enjoy!
Also, I am considering combining my experiences into a seminar on beating procrastination and some of my own tips and tricks for studying better, easier and faster, would you be interested?