Pornim radioul...
TEHNICI ÎNVĂȚARE » Sfaturi invatat
 

How can I study more effectively? 

Publicat în Quora.com

I hate studying. When I try to study I am able to concentrate for 15-20 minutes the most and then I find something else to do. I manage to make average grades from what I retain in class and with the little studying I manage to do. But I am tired of being average. I do find flash cards work for definitions but I am a nursing student they can only go so far. Any tips?

*****

Kudos for trying to increase your student productivity. Here are my 12 tricks to study effectively.

 

Know your purpose.

Scan the content and zero in on what is most important to achieve the top grade. Know exactly what you have to know, how many items to memorize, how many problem sets to solve. Quantify – only by being objective will you increase your productivity.


Limit studying time.

Do not plan to study for a whole afternoon or for 6 hours non-stop. Thinking of studying in terms of objectives or small chunks of time, say 20-25 minutes. But ensure those small chunks of time are 100% studying, no smartphones, internet, TV or banter allowed.

Select the best sources.

If there are high-yield versions of textbooks, pre-made notes optimized for retention, mnemonics collections, essential problem sets (and solutions), then use them. Don't reinvent the wheel.

Feynman technique.

Learn new concepts like if you were explaining them to a complete beginner. Better yet, do it as you draw diagrams, schematics and notes on a blank sheet of paper.

Embrace memorization.

Some people say that studying is about understanding, not memorizing. That's almost always wrong unless you're studying Maths, Physics or any hard science. Otherwise, memorization (or even rote memorization) is exactly what you need to do.

Embrace the idea of self-learning. 

I'm a deep believer in the idea of learning things by yourself. There is no other way, really, just ideas of learning systems to complement learning by yourself. Teachers may open doors but you need to come in yourself.


Use flashcards + spaced repetition.

It is the most effective way to memorize things, hands down. Anki is an excellent app to start learning anything using these method. Method of loci alone or combined with spaced repetition is also a valuable tool.

Practice and test yourself.

The best way to learn is to use the knowledge you are trying to acquire. You'll figure out your weak spots or any frailties in your understanding of complex concepts. There are tons of resources online to test any kind of subject.

Fight stress and anxiety by planning your approach carefully.

It's one thing to consciously study as little as you can to pass. It's another thing to carelessly ignore your responsibilities and hope that everything will be alright. Plan according to your goals and stick to the plan.

Cultivate the right mindset.

There are some essential qualities to all productive students. I like to highlight 4 of them: Diligence, Discipline, Direction and Durability. Together they translate in doing exactly what you have to do daily, no matter what.


Îți mai recomandăm:

1. Walk Before An ExamIt’s been proven that exercise can boost your memory and brain power. Research conducted by Dr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois shows that about 20 minutes exercise before an exam improve performance. Citește mai mult

* * *

Cea mai mare greşeală pe care o fac studenţii este că ei trebuie să se oprească şi să înţeleagă fiecare cuvânt pe care-l citesc. Atunci când citeşti cuvânt cu cuvânt, cazi în capcana cuvintelor şi puterea ta de înţelegere se diminuează. Învață acum cum să înveți!


Ponturi pentru imbunatatirea memoriei


Publicat în Ziare.com

Psihologii americani sunt de parere ca cel mai important lucru pentru imbunatatirea memoriei este sa acordam o mai mare importanta prioritatilor si sa nu ne pierdem in detalii.

Atentia este principala modalitate prin care lucrurile importante pot fi retinute mult mai bine. Poti sa iti faci o lista a prioritatilor, iar lucrurilor care conteaza cel mai mult pentru tine le poti acorda o atentie mai mare, prin realizarea de modalitati eficiente pentru indeplinirea lor.


Îți mai recomandăm:

Memoria poate fi de mai multe feluri: vizuală, auditivă, auditivă digitală și kinestezică. Aceasta corespunde unui anumit tip de a învăța, la care ar trebui să ne adaptăm. Citește mai mult

* * *

How do I study hard (I mean 100% flat out full throttle) for 2 years without burning out and getting tired psychologically?***** This is long, but I am a teacher. Învață acum cum să înveți!


Nu pretinde nimeni ca ar cunoaste planta care, daca o pui in mancare, te face automat un al doilea Einstein. Exista insa principii nutritive care, adresandu-se creierului, pot stimula memoria, inteligenta, capacitatea de a invata si claritatea gandirii.

Ginkgo biloba - Aceasta ciudata denumire se refera la un arbore exotic, intalnit indeosebi in sud-estul Chinei, ale carui frunze contin glicozide, flavonoide si terpenoide, substante responsabile de memoria si capacitatea noastra de a ne concentra.


Îți mai recomandăm:

Studentii care sunt mereu pusi pe memorat trebuie sa tina cont si de alimentatie. Aceasta ii ajuta in momentele de tensiune, cand sunt presati de timp si trebuie sa invete zeci de pagini in scurt timp. Citește mai mult

* * *

Fiecare dintre noi are capacitatea de a invata in diferite moduri. De multe ori pe parcursul vietii am obsesrvat ca asimilam informatii noi fie prin participare activa, fie prin ascultare, fie prin privire. Învață acum cum să înveți!


Citește mai departe