Study is a part of our life. We all have to do study at some point of our life. But sometimes we see some student study really hard but still get only ‘average’ grades. On the other hand some students who don’t invest even half the time and efforts for study, gets good or even outstanding grades. Of course, Intelligence plays a pivotal role. But the way you study, can make a huge difference.
I believe instead of studying hard, try studying smart. It can save a lot of your time without loosing your focus. Study smart can help you many ways, it can save your energy as well. There are some ways to study smart, but to follow them consistently is must:
‘Study in Chunked sessions’
A study proves that our mind’s ability to retain information diminishes after 20 minutes. So all you have to do is break it up into multiple sessions. Study in smaller sessions, reward yourself with breaks.
‘Keep a separate study area’
Keep your area where you study, separate from anywhere you eat, party, sleep or anything else. Give yourself a dedicated study area.
‘Read textbooks aloud’
To read your textbooks effectively, you must read it aloud to retain maximum information. Reading aloud helps your mind to retain a solid part of information.
‘Be Ready to teach what you have learned’
Teaching what have you learned gives you a solid grasp on information you retained. Try to practice it with your friends.
Look for patterns in information. Information becomes easier to organize if you can identify broader patterns that are similar across different topics. The way a neuron fires has similarities to “if” statements in programming languages.