How to Study Better

How to Study Better

Lifetime study is common. As a student or a self-learner, learn how to study better and do your best. You can study efficiently with lesser time.

Whenever we mention study, the first thing comes into our mind is school. People receive different levels of education. After schooling, some continue their study by taking different courses. Others prefer to self-study. There are many things to learn in one’s lifetime. However, time is limited, especially to adults who are busy in their full-time jobs. It is important to study better – efficiently with lesser time. This article offers a list of suggestions to full-time or part-time students. Many methods are also applicable to self-learners.

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1. Listen to the lessons attentively

You may attend class, seminar, and workshop, listen to an audio book and watch an instructional video. Listen attentively and make sure you understand every part of the lessons. Get the most out of a lesson for each compulsory sitting.

2. Have reviews

The familiarity of the new subjects or content can affect our first reception and understanding. We need to review lessons and notes to concrete our learning. Again, offer your highest degree of attentiveness to cut short the time spent. Try to relate and apply the materials to your daily life in your review.

3. Read books

There is a time frame for each lesson. It is difficult to cover all the topics in details. Reading textbooks and reference books is a good supplement to enhance one’s effectiveness in study.

4. Make your own note

When getting information from different sources, it is always helpful to make your own note. You need to digest and absorb the materials in order to present the lessons in your own words.

5. Don’t copy homework

Do not copy, no matter the homework is easy or different. When doing your homework, you are taking the opportunity to double check your understanding and apply what you have learned. People often have to further explore the subject matters and eventually consolidate their knowledge better.

6. Ask questions

Ask questions encourage people to think over the materials rather than just stuff with whatever given. It may be inconvenient to go after the instructor or find someone to help you out. However, it will make the future study go smoother.

7. Don’t wait until the last minute

Many students need to submit homework, take some tests and examination. Try to do homework and review earlier so that you can have enough time to digest all the materials. Wait until the last minute is not a good idea because you are overlying the short-term memory and may forget the lessons easier in the future.

8. Don’t cheat

If everyone cheats in tests and examinations, many people won’t study seriously. It is against studying. You may not learn the lessons and lose in future competitions easier whenever you need to apply the lessons shortly.

9. Avoid distractions

Many people fail in studying better due to distractions. For example, they stay online to browse some forums and chat with friends during the study. Distractions can also come from the inner world such as worrying on the daily matters. It is important to free ourselves from any irrelevant contact and thinking for a while, and just focus on the study.

10. Don’t skip lessons

When you skip a lesson and think it is not a big deal, you are likely to skip more lessons. Sooner or later, you will need to take a greater effort in catching up with the whole learning progress. Some people may forsake the study. Others may suffer from great pressure that undercuts the effectiveness of one’s study in an overall speaking.

Lifetime study, formal (go to school) or informal (self-study), help people to cope with the requirements and challenges in our daily life. Always study better – efficiently using lesser time. This requires self-discipline and sticking to the study. The reward will be an easier and more pleasurable life because we will have more time to do other things, hopefully enjoying more.

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Profit Buzz, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

Well they did not teach me this is school, looks what happened!

samgoldencoffee, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

well said…these tips are good for students who really wants to succeed

Eunice Tan, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

All 10 things above are very helpful to study well.

lapasan, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

These tips are very helpful to students and self learners.

CHIPMUNK, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

well advised tips on studying

Margaret Boseroy, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

Good advice for all students.

lonelyplanet, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

Good study techniques explained.

papaleng, posted this comment on Dec 5th, 2011

A must read for parents!

Ruby Hawk, posted this comment on Dec 6th, 2011

We should never stop learning. There are too many interesting things in the world. We can never learn them all, even with out best efforts.

Tulan, posted this comment on Dec 7th, 2011

every parent should read this.

FX777222999, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2011

Learning is a continuously process until the end of time.

mtrguanlao, posted this comment on Dec 8th, 2011

Great tips for parents and their kids as well.

multiplenews, posted this comment on Dec 9th, 2011

The above tips are really admirable.

FX777222999, posted this comment on Dec 10th, 2011

Nice to have these tips.

juliachild, posted this comment on Dec 23rd, 2011

Very nice

juliachild, posted this comment on Jan 22nd, 2012

Good article,thanks

dodolbete, posted this comment on Feb 26th, 2012

with triond, I find it pretty hard to keep up with 9th point LOL but sure it is a very great steps to learn. thank you very much for sharing it ^_^

SharifaMcFarlane, posted this comment on Jun 17th, 2012

Being present at all the lessons makes it easier
Good tips

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