Here’s how I became good at studying sociology, for the times I was good at it.
There isn’t much to say here.
The dictionary defines passion as
- “a strong and barely controllable emotion, an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, a thing arousing enthusiasm.“
I have cried legit tears, from enthusiasm, when I wrote my paper on poverty and residential segregation in Toronto applying Foucault’s concept of biopower.
My friend has made fun of me because when I take notes, I add “BOOM!” “YAAAAASSSSS!” and other equally enthusiastic words when I really really like a point the author(s) is making.
It is a bit embarrassing.
I don’t care— I love sociology.
Are you passionate about sociology?
I quit social media.
In my previous post, is the internet killing qualitative research, I mentioned how constant consumption of information undermines our ability to be creative.
Sociology is a creative process.
Quitting social media worked for me, it gave me the chance to be bored and exercise my sociological imagination.
I got really good at thinking, thinking about our social world and making connections.
What’s your distraction? Cut it.
I did a lot of research until I found what worked for me— the Pomodoro technique.
I chose this Pomodoro app that did wonders for my productivity.
Every day, I tried to commit about 4 hours on my craft, where I worked for 25 minutes for 8 counts with a 5-minute break in between.
I also failed a lot.
However, when I followed these three simple steps, be passionate, avoid distractions and focus, I became good at studying sociology, really good.
How can you become good at studying sociology?