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Learn How To Study

Updated on March 6, 2013
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Tips on How to Learn Efficiently

Whenever you want to learn something, whether it is lessons for school exams or other kind of content, you have to decide which way to do it. In picking the best approach, you might want to take a look at the following simple, yet effective tips, that can make a big, positive difference in your learning results.

Tip no.1 : Learn for yourself

The most important thing to keep in mind when studying is that the information you want to learn is something new for you that can become something known by you. Be interested in what you're learning and understand it, don't try to simply memorize it. Once it makes sense to you, the information becomes much more easy to remember.

Tip no.2 : Summarize schematically

Better than using highlighters works creating a drawing or a diagram. After going through the information you want to learn (the way described at tip no. 1), draw a short scheme that includes keywords and key passages arranged in a logical manner. It doesn't have to look pretty, it just has to make sense to you. By doing this, you'll have an appealing form of a short summary useful in quickly reviewing the information.

Tip no.3 : Repetitio est mater studiorum

Repetition is the mother of study. Keep reviewing the scheme after creating it, in order to make sure you'll have no problems with recalling the information when you'll need it. Rereading the scheme a few times should be enough.

Tip no.4 : Test yourself

Don't wait for an exam to test what you've learned. Write it down, say it or just think it: see how much you can recall on your own. If you think it's not enough, look through the learning materials some more. Keep testing yourself this way until you're happy with the outcome.

Too simple? Try it and you'll see it works. If you can see the process as a fun and interesting activity the whole time, learning is going to be a pleasure. Good luck!

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