Whether you are working on a college degree, professional certificate, or vocational training program, the goal is to learn and do well in your studies. Did you know there are ways to help you learn more efficiently and retain information? Review the following study tips to help maximize your learning and succeed in your educational endeavors.
Complete the Reading Assignment Before Class
Read the textbook chapter or assignment beforehand to understand the material for that class and identify what you may or may not understand. This will help you take better notes and ask the right questions in class, which will, in turn, speed up the learning.
Review New Information Within 24 Hours
Take time after class to review your notes and the reading assignment again while the knowledge is fresh in your mind. You can also check the end-of-chapter questions to test your understanding of the material. This will help you retain the information and make it easier to study for exams.
Use Flashcards for Difficult Material
Now that you have identified more complex concepts or terms turn those into flashcards. You don’t have to wait for an exam to use flashcards. Make flashcards after each class to help you learn those more challenging concepts. Try using a flashcard app like Quizlet or stick with paper notecards.
Take Some Time to Study Every Day
Get in the habit of studying your notes and flashcards every day for a few minutes. Then, don’t wait until it’s test time to start reviewing the material. Reviewing your course material daily will help you retain the knowledge and save you from cramming the night before an exam.
Practice Healthy Habits for Optimal Learning
Keeping your brain healthy is the best way to maximize your learning. You must get the proper nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise daily to learn and perform at your best. In addition, finding ways to manage your stress levels will help you maintain a clear mind ready to learn.
Utilize these study tips to maximize your learning and succeed in your continuing education!
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Andrew Cohen, 5 Essential Study Tips For College Students, Forbes.com, August 31, 2022