In this post i shall be talking about, or rather, typing about, some effective techniques to help you study. Whilst some of these things may appear as common sense to you, to others they may be enlightening – such as individuals like myself.
1. Create an appropriate study environment – you will need limited noise. Find a quiet place to study where you will not be bothered.
2. Get everything you need before you sit down to study, pens, pencils notebooks, laptop, prescribed books etc.
3. Develop a schedule, set aside specific time for studying. Set time for each module.
4. Develop a calm attitude. Be calm and patient with yourself. Anyway you can’t learn things straight away.
5. Take notes in any class that you have.
6. Start with the hardest module, when your brain is still fresh.
7. Avoid distractions make sure the TV and radio are off.
8. Take frequent breaks, go for a walk or be with family.
9. Develop effective memorization techniques, such as flash cards or mind map( you can use visiograms, expandable tree structure, or flow chart for mind maps they can be very useful).
10. Develop critical reading skills, learns to read key information.
11. Focus on the areas that require the most attention.
12. Improve test –taking strategies, learning how to prioritize material when studying, prepare for an exam over a number of days and not just the night before the exam, coping with stress during an exam so that you can be able to complete all sections.
13. Develop a study group, you can a lot from others and they can also learn from you.
14. Ask questions to yourself. So that you can know how much you know.
15. Make sure you get enough sleep staying up late studying is not a good idea lack of sleep prevents you from concentrating and reduces your ability to remember what you have learnt.