Are you a student studying for a degree, or certification, or simply expanding your knowledge? If yes, then this article is for you.
There are innovative ways to learn more and assimilate better.
Read this to the end to learn some tips on how to study smart and be productive.
- Have a to-do list.
It is essential to keep a list of books or interested subject areas for the day/month. It would be nice to have them in a scale of preference format so that you can read the most important topics first. Having a to-do list and following through makes you highly productive. Spread your subjects; you do not have to be stuck on just one book until you get it. Explore 1 or 2 books and topics daily to consolidate your learnings.
- Simplify and Summarize Strong Points.
Spending time reading a specific book is different from practising lessons learnt or completing a book. Have a written record or summary of every book read, and lessons learnt. You will be able to assimilate and retain information better when you write them down. Everything you read or hear will be more accessible when you write them down on a notepad. Using a highlighter is not bad but having a notepad or jotter is more effective.
- Say No to Cramming.
It is necessary to periodically review everything you have learnt so that relevant information can move from your short-term to long-term memory. Carefully think of several ways the knowledge of the book or article you are reading, the audio you are listening to, or the video you are watching is connected. This way, you can give different definitions with a solid understanding. Learn the same information in a variety of ways.
- Take a Test
Test yourself frequently. Do not just passively read a book; study smart by testing yourself on key concepts and points. Treat a lot of practice questions on the topic you are learning. When you take friendly tests, you can figure out the topics you are good at and the areas you need to focus on. There is no more significant way to overcome a study challenge than by taking a test.
- Drink Water.
Every time you take a break, drink water. You do not have to wait till you are dehydrated, or you feel thirsty. Just drink it. Drink water for your brain and grades. One of the easiest ways to keep your mind afresh and ready for learning is to stay hydrated.
Drinking water helps you to:
- Increase your energy and relief fatigue.
- Increase your concentration.
- Increase your brain performance and cognitive skills
.Here at Neander International School, we pride ourselves in helping children and students learn and assimilate better through our methodological teachings and processes. Now’s the best time to enrol your child in NIS to build and create a bright future for them.