Choose your Preferred Study techniques:
Follow Easy and effective Study techniques. They are good motivators for you to study. A repetitive way of studying could bore you easily and lose concentration. Instead, if you follow interesting study techniques you will be encouraged now and the next time too.
Good Study techniques would be:
- Drawing flow charts to understand the concept flow in the subject.
- Taking hints.
- Using mnemonics.
- Picking one thing first to focus and study instead of gathering everything.
- Using acronyms.
- Mind mapping.
- Using sticky notes. Write core concepts, formulas, principles, etc. and stick them wherever you need. The next time, just by looking at the sticky note you should understand what they have explained on that page or the whole chapter easily.
- Taking notes your way.
- Refer to good case studies, live examples, previous research works. It helps you visualize and understand the topics, concepts, and theories.
- Doing Q&A sessions.
- Read aloud. By simply reading to yourself, you can feel drowsy at times.
- Use pictorial/diagram representations your way to understanding the theory.
- Take a break if you feel lazy, drowsy or feel like stopping. You will lose focus if you continue. It’s okay to take a quick break now and then.
- Listen to some music.
Pick the study technique that is easy for you. It persuades you to study.
Have Priorities & Don’t Multitask your Studies:
When it comes to studying, have priorities and not multitasks. When you multitask, especially with your studies, you tend to lose focus easily. You get confused about what to choose right now and what can wait. Prioritize your study. Make an agenda and see what to study first.
How to prioritize your Studies?
1. Break your studies into a list. The numbered list will give an idea about what are all the things you have to complete. It helps you focus.
2. See what tasks are urgent or have short deadlines. Take your assignments or reports for example. They will have a deadline. You should give priority first here. Studying for it could be important right now.
3. If you have any large projects, like for instance: Take Thesis Writing. it will take more time and a lot of study hours.
1.) Break them down into subparts.
2.) Number them based on what to take care of first or what to write first.
3.) Divide them based on ‘finding resources’ for it. Resources could be books, old references, previous thesis, sample research works, lectures, etc. By listing them down, you can prioritize as well as see what you need first to start studying. I find this tip useful because by listing my needed resources I know what to do first. I start by collecting previous research papers first for my studies and writing.
4. Always, prioritize your studies based on ‘Time it Takes’, ‘Difficulty Level’ and ‘Duration you will need’.
Depending upon your studies or subjects you can make your priorities. You can identify what to do first and where to being regarding your study. Having a little priority list motivates you to study.