Every time you learn a new subject, sometimes it can be to overwhelming to think how much time you actually need to basically master and understand it all. In this article, you’ll be able to take more information with shorter duration of study sessions as we teach you techniques to help you how to stay focus.
The featured video above is from a psychology professor Dr. Marty Lobdell and the lecture is called “Study Less, Study Smart”. In this video you’ll get a bunch of the best studying tips so that you won’t be seeing yourself again cramming for an exam.
The video is quite old but hey I’d rather watch old videos where I can learn goods stuffs than waste my life watching no-use drama series. Philippine citizens are fond of drama series and reality t.v. and they love to waste their precious time doing it. Really sad.
The video s about an hour to play but really worth watching it whole. To give you some of the best studying tips here’s a list:
- Study in chunked sessions: Our ability to retain and crunch the information we take reduces after around 30 minutes, so you better cut your studying sessions into smaller chunks. You need to give your self some reward with fun activities or treads during your breaks.
- Get a dedicated study area: Don’t study in a place where you sleep! Don’t study in a place where you play games or in front of the T.V. Why? Doing so will only confuse your subconscious mind what to do. You need to program your subconscious mind that you are going to study in a place where you always study and not anything else.
- Recognition and recollection’s difference: Recognition needs a trigger for you to remember something. Triggers will strengthen the retention in your brain. Study actively focusing on recollection. Test your self and don’t just rely on the highlighted portion of your notes
- Take good notes: Create or find a good method of taking down notes that works best for you and once you get home, expand on them to increase the retention and to understand the topic much better.
- Teach what you’ve learned. For you to be a good student, you should be a good teacher. You cannot teach something you do not know.
- Read the Textbooks Effectively. Always use the SQ3R method. You need to survey, question, read, recite, review to actively remember the information. Simply reading your textbook is just not enough.
Lastly, all the things you’ve learned should be divided in to two categories: Concepts and Facts.
Facts are the thins that can easily get out of your head and you need to come up with mnemonics for you to remember them. Concepts, on the other hand, are the connection that binds the whole picture together, that makes them the most important ones to study. Concepts are the reasons why you’re studying a particular topic and once you learn these concepts, it will remain in you.
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