Have you ever tried to learn several chapters in a short period of time? Did you use any smart study techniques or cram a lot of information? In your learning journey, you may have encountered instances where you had to study extra lessons within a day or two, which can be stressful. Especially in subjects like math or physics, remembering a lot of data and formulae can be nerve-racking, isn’t it?
When you are tempted to put in extra hours of learning to cram information, here are some tips to help you learn more in less time.
Sort priorities based on importance
It is important to cover all concepts and exercises thoroughly. You can, however, make a priority list and follow it accordingly. As a result, you will be able to cover all your bases and reduce some stress. Don’t forget to catch up on any concepts you have marked for later.
Read notes in class
Make it a habit to take notes during class so you get half the work done. When time is short, going over these notes will help you remember the syllabus and additional information your teacher may have taught in class.
Use memory techniques
Memory techniques work well for subjects like history where you need to remember dates and facts. One popular technique is mnemonics, which is the use of abbreviations or rhymes to remember or assimilate information. One can also make up stories or narratives to better remember points. In addition, this technique can speed up the learning process because one only needs to remember the mnemonic or story to understand the entire concept.
Learning with a study partner
Learning together with a study partner is a practical and mutually beneficial solution. You can divide the entire curriculum with your partner and first have them explain one lesson at a time. This way, you can clear each other’s doubts and grasp the concepts effectively in a short period of time.
Find your most productive time
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Figure out the time of day when you are most productive and schedule most new learning for that time. Studies show that some people are more productive and learn better in the morning. So if you prefer mornings, plan your time accordingly.
Distractions should be avoided
You would encounter various distractions while learning from textbooks and digital devices. By downloading study materials beforehand, you can eliminate distractions since you have less time to study. Playing a game or discovering a funny video on the internet is avoided by doing this!
Breaks are important
As contradictory as it may sound, you should take small breaks while studying. Having marathon study sessions in a short period of time can exhaust your brain. It is possible that you will forget some of the information. Breaks, however, allow your brain to refresh periodically, allowing you to learn more effectively.
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Let’s share other learning situations you would like to discuss in the comments now that you know how to learn effectively in a short time.