Ways to Study More Effectively and Learn Faster

 

Studying is a challenge for most of us. If often feels like information overload.

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” –Brian Herbert

 

Here are 12 ways to study more effectively and learn faster.

  1. Study in a quiet, comfortable, and clean environment. You want to be comfortable with the room temperature and not distracted by noise.
  2. Studies show focusing on 1 task at a time is more productive than multitasking.
  3. Test yourself regularly.
  4. Take small, frequent breaks every 30 minutes or so to help you stay alert and able to focus.
  5. Rewrite the information into an easy to read format.
  6. Try to identify with the information you are studying by relating it to things or experiences in your life.
  7. Repetition, repetition, repetition is key to memorization.
  8. Pretend you are the teacher and teach the information out loud.
  9. Use mnemonics to help remember complex information.
  10. Chew gum. Studies show chewing the same flavor of gum that you studied with can help your memory recall if you chew the same flavor during the test period.
  11. Use a variety of different highlighter colors and pen colors to help organize and differentiate your information.
  12. Don’t cram at the last minute. Studies show that reviewing information periodically over time increases the likelihood of you remembering it.

Learning ways to study more effectively and learn faster can be a game-changer in life. There are certain learning techniques that mean the difference between passing and failing a class. Utilize these 12 ways to make learning more effective in your life.

 

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” –unknown

 

Affirmations:
I am smart
I am focused
I am a quick learner
I am a magnet for success

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