Tips for studying


A study is a comprehensive reading of a book, article, picture, passage, or any material to gain knowledge about the material. There are many ways of studying for assimilation, but lots of students and even people mostly know how to read but not study. Reading is scanning through the material without getting full or enough knowledge from the material. Everybody has the type of studying that works for them, it could be a time of the day that works or the surrounding that could aid better assimilation. Knowing your best style of studying early could be very crucial to your advancement. Would just be listing general tips on how to study better.

As mentioned above, the first and most important step in studying is to find the style that works for you. Some read better at night, some during the day because they would sleep off easily during reading in the night. Some can even do both but the most important is finding the time that works for you. Now surrounding is important, generally, a quiet environment is advised for studying but in recent studies, there have been people who study better where there are slight distractions. Those slight distractions would make the brain narrow down their focus better and help their studying. Try not to force yourself from copying another person's study style even though the person is your study partner. Find a time or a schedule that works for you both where you both can read and study better. 

When studying, you must make sure you have all the necessary materials at hand to avoid having to move around too much and cutting your train of thought. If you are doing calculative subjects then you know you should have your calculator around. If you are reading material that has confusing words, you should have your dictionary handy too. It is also advised to have more than one textbook you are reading for a course or subject. Having more than one would help to cross-examine what you are reading and some might explain it better than another would. So it's advisable to get at least two or three of that material. 

Attending classes or lectures is also very important to study. Lots of students don't attend lectures but just read the note and their textbooks but that is wrong. This is because there might be things that the teacher or lecturer might say that are neither in the textbook nor the note but it would help your studying better. There could be a step in your calculation that is giving you a problem but was already explained in the class but you can't pass there because you weren't at the class. Going to class is good but paying total attention in class is better. Try to sit away from things or people that are likely to distract your learning in class. 

Reading in groups is very good too. When you do so, especially with people that are ready to learn and share their knowledge too, you would be studying better. There are times what you don't understand in class was well understood by someone else in your study group, so then that person can put you through well. Study groups could also help when you people have an assignment, where you people could rub minds together and solve the questions to not just write and submit the assignment but to also understand the assignment. 

Using a library is also very very important because you can increase your knowledge better there. There would be things you would see in the library that aren't among your materials but would contribute tremendously to your studying. At the library, there would be materials and texts that you could study and help you study better. It is also good to borrow textbooks so you could read them at your convenient study time. You should try not to damage these books so you could borrow more at other times and study better.

Timing your studying is very necessary. Most of the time, we have more than one thing to study during a certain time frame, so you have to cut your time into allocations for each course or subject study. So time articulation is very good and it is needed that you gather as much information when studying a particular material. Some people read from the hardest material to the easiest while others do it vice versa. Some even study anyhow but find out how best which one works better for you and use that wisely.

Avoid trying to cram or jam pack information in your head when studying. Study to understand what you are studying, do not cram information because it is easily forgettable and once it is forgotten you might not be able to access some of those materials especially if you borrowed them from the library. Study the materials, try to implement them by answering questions and taking a deep dive into them rather than packing the unprocessed information in your head. When you can't understand the information, jot them down, ask questions from people who understand it better than just packing it in your head.

Find other ways to aid your studying, either by studying pictures, video, audio, chart, or map presentation of the materials you are studying. Studies have shown that we retain up to 60% of things we hear or see better than things we read. So when we feel what we are reading is getting too much or you are not getting enough knowledge from it, find other ways to pass the information better. Learn to research on this too, the internet comes in handy when we are studying, try not to get distracted but make sure you read extensively too. 

There are many more tips to aid your studying but the most important thing is finding what works for you and using that method to maximize your study experience. Stay on for more.

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