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How to retain bookish knowledg? How many times a book needs to be revised? How to study for css? I can't cramme and can't study a book more than 30 minutes. Please guide me I'm so confused
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I have some questions from qualified csps
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Not a CSP but I have given CSS twice with 2017 being my second attempt.
The biggest problem that I have faced in CSS is retention of knowledge for final exam since there is no respite during exams to revise. To retain knowledge you have to go through the book at least 3 times. Please don't underestimate CSS. Secondly, 30 minutes is way too less. You don't really need to cram. Just attentively go through the content of the books 3 time and understand the concept, you will be able to recall it in exams.
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Again, Not a qualified CSP but I can share something which might be of some help. So kindly see the link below:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-mo...-after-reading

This helps me a lot and I hope the same for you.
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Not a CSP but I have given CSS twice with 2017 being my second attempt.
The biggest problem that I have faced in CSS is retention of knowledge for final exam since there is no respite during exams to revise. To retain knowledge you have to go through the book at least 3 times. Please don't underestimate CSS. Secondly, 30 minutes is way too less. You don't really need to cram. Just attentively go through the content of the books 3 time and understand the concept, you will be able to recall it in exams.
Indeed a very good suggestion. And how many books do I need to read per subject? How many hours are required to study?
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Kindly see the link below:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-mo...-after-reading

This helps me a lot and I hope the same for you.
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Indeed a very good suggestion. And how many books do I need to read per subject? How many hours are required to study?
Number of books don't matter much. CSS, despite some misconceptions, is about smart and focused study. For 100 marks subject, usually 1 book is enough to cover all the topics like US history and psychology. For 200 marks subject, usually 2-3 books are needed, although you don't need to read entire books but selective topics. 8 hours starting now would be more than enough for preparation if its your first attempt.
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Number of books don't matter much. CSS, despite some misconceptions, is about smart and focused study. For 100 marks subject, usually 1 book is enough to cover all the topics like US history and psychology. For 200 marks subject, usually 2-3 books are needed, although you don't need to read entire books but selective topics. 8 hours starting now would be more than enough for preparation if its your first attempt.
Thanks dear one more question is how to study smartly? Do you know any csp or good coaching available in lahore for css?
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Dear, your way of asking questions contains some assumptions so these assumptions need to be cleared primarily

First of all you have assumed that knowledge is a thing which can be preserved in mind, and this "knowledge" disappears with the passage of time. Fate of our education system is that we are taught to memorize texts,books, notes etc and according to our poor system, memorization of text is known as "Knowledge" . So here problem with you and other majority of aspirants is that they are always worried that "How to retain that memorized text ". This is unfortunately an unscientific and non academic approach. Mind has its own dynamics of memorizing and retaining information. It all depends on you priorities, your way of thinking, reading and your way of conceptualizing ideas. Arthur Koestler, famous English novelist and writer, once wrote "you can only add to the knowledge, you can not subtract from it"
So there is no need to memorize all the information. Before reading any book ask(and write) questions about that topic and try to answer those questions yourselves.

Your second question is that how many times a book should be revised.Bacon famously said " some books are to be tested, others swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested.
Dear, it all depends that for what purpose you are reading a book.
If you want to memorize complete book than by reading it 100 times your purpose would not be served.If you want to get knowledge than one reading is enough. Through active reading you can not only get information from that book but you can make your own ideas. After a good study, number of questions will haunt you, they will force you to get answers from your surroundings, from your society.Knowledge always increases your thirst for further knowledge.


Your last question shows your level of interest. Your motivation level is too low, in the result you can not focus on your studied. All this happens when you don't have any purpose when you are not dedicated toward your goal.
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Dear, your way of asking questions contains some assumptions so these assumptions need to be cleared primarily

First of all you have assumed that knowledge is a thing which can be preserved in mind, and this "knowledge" disappears with the passage of time. Fate of our education system is that we are taught to memorize texts,books, notes etc and according to our poor system, memorization of text is known as "Knowledge" . So here problem with you and other majority of aspirants is that they are always worried that "How to retain that memorized text ". This is unfortunately an unscientific and non academic approach. Mind has its own dynamics of memorizing and retaining information. It all depends on you priorities, your way of thinking, reading and your way of conceptualizing ideas. Arthur Koestler, famous English novelist and writer, once wrote "you can only add to the knowledge, you can not subtract from it"
So there is no need to memorize all the information. Before reading any book ask(and write) questions about that topic and try to answer those questions yourselves.

Your second question is that how many times a book should be revised.Bacon famously said " some books are to be tested, others swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested.
Dear, it all depends that for what purpose you are reading a book.
If you want to memorize complete book than by reading it 100 times your purpose would not be served.If you want to get knowledge than one reading is enough. Through active reading you can not only get information from that book but you can make your own ideas. After a good study, number of questions will haunt you, they will force you to get answers from your surroundings, from your society.Knowledge always increases your thirst for further knowledge.


Your last question shows your level of interest. Your motivation level is too low, in the result you can not focus on your studied. All this happens when you don't have any purpose when you are not dedicated toward your goal.
Thank you for the kind suggestion Sir. I 'll definitely follow these instructions. With respect to my last question I must say apart from motivation it happens that my attention gets diverted🙈 what to do with that?
Secondly dear do you know any csp who gives personal coaching in Lahore?
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