Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Simple Studying Tips.What is Effective Studying?

Of course, there are some other techniques that will help you be more effective and efficient a learner. Some basic recommendations for studying include:

1. Spend time figuring out what kind of learner you may be. There are many wonderful sites online that have learning style inventories, tests, and rubrics. Think deeply about the implications of learning styles and how the way you learn influences your performance in school.

2. Controlling and minimizing other distractions (this includes, TV, radio, and friends).

3. Explore what questions, issues, or problems drive you to learn about a particular subject. Good learning happens if you are driven by questions, by the seeking of answers that you need to have, not the other way around.

4. Setting up your study area in a corner in which you feel comfortable and that you think inspires you or gets your creative energies flowing. This “study space” can be your room, the University library, or the public library, but find a space relatively free from distractions where you can focus on the task at hand.

5. Not going on marathon study sessions in an attempt to "get it all in" in one day. That will only tire you mentally and will decrease understanding and retention of the material.

6. Organizing and prioritizing your study time. If you need to devote more time to math, then plan to study math first, and for a longer amount of time. If you think that doing math first tires you out too much for history, then consider studying history first.

7. Incorporating breaks during your study time. You need to stay rested, relaxed, and well hydrated to keep a clear mind.




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