Imagine this: you are sitting in class, frustrated about solving this seemingly impossible quiz. As you are racking your brains, the top student in class finishes in record time and submits his work. The teacher commends him on his full score. Have you ever wished you could be that student?
If that is the case, keep reading.
This article will offer some study techniques that will help you excel academically.
- Explain the concept
Quizzes and examinations are used by your teachers to assess your progress. You can also check your understanding by explaining a concept to another person. It is better to know sooner rather than later, so you can make the necessary adjustments.
Find someone that knows little about the topic and attempt to make him as proficient as you. Through teaching another person, you will gain better knowledge of the topic and recognise gaps that were otherwise not obvious. If you cannot express an idea in a straightforward manner, it is likely that you have not grasped it fully yet.
- Learning goals
Consider the material you intend to study. Determine what you want to achieve in terms of grades and understanding. If possible, checking the syllabus or doing mock examinations is another great way to tailor your study to achieve results.
Set clear goals and a plan towards achieving this success. In doing so, you are more likely to be focused and prepared for the next examination.
- Stop multitasking
For a long time, it has been assumed that people who multitask (do more than one thing at the same time) have an advantage over those who do not. Multitasking, on the other hand, may make learning less effective, according to new research. You will learn more slowly, become less efficient, and make more mistakes if you do many things at the same time.
Avoid this trap by removing distractions such as your mobile phone and television from your sight. Try to find a productive space and set clear learning goals for optimal studying time.
- Learn the correct information
We sometimes forget the finer points of what we have previously learnt. If you are having trouble recalling a piece of knowledge, research shows that just seeking the correct answer is a better option than straining to remember.
According to one research, the longer you struggle to recall the answer, the more likely you are to forget it again in the future. What is the reason behind this? Because these attempts to recall previously learnt knowledge result in memorising the ‘error’ rather than the right response.
- Keep learning
Simply continuing to study is one surefire approach to become a more successful learner. When you stop repeating and learning the subject, the information would gradually be lost. A brain function known as ‘pruning’ is involved in this ‘use it or lose it’ phenomenon. Certain brain circuits are preserved, while others are deleted. Continue learning and rehearsing the new knowledge you just acquired if you want it to stick in your mind.
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