Useful Study Tips and Techniques
Each of us wants to be successful in our studies. Of course, you may know such basic rules of how to have a good study routine. Of course, you should not procrastinate; have regular work time, etc. However, we collected some unique study tips and techniques, which will make your study process full of pleasure and satisfaction.
Students often complain that they do not have enough time to study all subjects. It is not the truth. The reason is they cannot separate their work time from fun time. Many students cope with this problem through using the Pomodoro technique. This method offers us to divide all our time into small 25-minute chunks of work and 5-minute relaxation while we are studying. It is beneficial because you can concentrate on the study process avoiding such distractors as Facebook, tea, YouTube, etc. All these things, you may do during your 5-minute break. According to the researches, 25 minutes is precisely the longest time our brain can efficiently work without breaks. Thus, working for 50 minutes with two 5-minute breaks will be more productive than studying one hour without breaks.
Many professors suggest their students teach someone the subject if they want to understand it better. The critical point here is when you try to explain something to someone, you begin to comprehend this better for yourself. For instance, you may ask your brother, sister, friends to listen to you. They will always have questions, which will help you to examine the topic more in-depth. Also, if you work with your classmates, you may explain the most difficult and unclear parts of new materials to each other. Thus, sometimes it is the best way to cope with some difficulties and gain new knowledge.
Most students have problems with self-motivation, especially when the new material is too complicated. Try to imagine that this knowledge is the most crucial in your life. For instance, you may just read about French revolution and forget about it next day. Instead, if you imagine that you are the member of these events, you will be more motivated to examine each historical person, political situations, economic rules, etc. Thus, personalizing new knowledge will inspire you to explore further information in the best way.
Make you study fun
Of course, there are a lot of complicated and tedious themes in each subject. However, your task is to find something funny and exciting in each of them. Try to make your notes unique and attractive. For instance, you may note that Henry VIII was not a perfect king. However, it will be more interesting to take your note in a question way: was Henry VIII a stupid person or just unlucky? Your interpretation of past events will make information more understandable and attractive for the modern student.
We hope that all these study tips and approaches will help you to become the outstanding students and make your study process full of fun and desirable results.