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Whats the best way to study?

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I like studying a lot, Text books, e-books, but I am not always able to get the right position to study. Sometimes through listening to music, but the problem is I don't always remember what I study when I don't remember the music I was listening to. #teaching #teacher #education #music #school #student #books #studying #library

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JD’s Answer

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Hello,


The best way to study is to find what works for you. In general, the more senses you involve the better you will remember the material. Here are some ideas: first do not color in the text book... the use of a high-lighter is for your notes after you have converted the data. Next, repeat, repeat, repeat.... in other words you have to review the material more than once. Lastly, it depends on the type of material and how it is offered. If it is a text book, then here's an idea.


Get the text book and all the supplements (many text books have supplements and they can be more important than the book itself), next read the required sections like you are reading for fun... no marks, notes, coloring... just read it cover to cover. Next get a pad of paper (I liked the yellow letter sized) and a blue or black pen. Outline the sections, meaning write down the title of each chapter, section, sub section, etc. You are building a topic outline. Next go through it again and write 1 and only 1 sentence to describe the chapter, section or sub section. Also on a separate pad in a different colored ink make a list of ALL words that are Bold, Underlined or Italicized. Cross check your list with the list of key words and phrases in the text at the end of each chapter.... You can have more, but not less than they do.
Lastly, go over what you have written about the book. Use your notes and confirm with the text. If you were wrong or missed a part write it down in a different color (Red maybe)


By this time you have become very familiar with the text. you know what is important and have underlined it, you know what you are weak on and have strengthened it. Now you can go out and max the test.


It's hard at first, but becomes easier and you become faster with time and practice.


Good luck
JD

Thanks, appreciate it! Hero D.
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Daniela’s Answer

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Hi Hero,


You must discover what are your learning style. There are three different learning styles:
Auditory Learning Style
Visual Learning Style
Tactile/Kinesthetic Learning Style


It is worth to say that a person can present only one learning style or a mix of them.



  • Visual Learning Style


As the name implies, visual learners generally take in and decipher information with their eyes. This means finding it easier to learn by reading and studying written words (called visual-linguistic learning) or by viewing charts, videos, and other visual elements (referred to as visual-spatial learning). Ultimately, if you are the type of person that gets more out of reading a textbook in your classes or studying the written materials rather than listening to a professor lecture, you are probably a visual learner.



  • Auditory Learning Style


Auditory learners are different from visual learners in that they rely primarily on their ears as opposed to their eyes for taking in and comprehending relevant information. In simple terms, this means that you have an easier time learning data and facts by listening to someone speak.


One of the best ways to determine if you are an auditory learner is to ask yourself if you tend to talk to yourself or read aloud. If you do, then you’re more likely than not an auditory learner.



  • Kinesthetic Learning Style


Kinesthetic learning is based on movement and touching. It involves doing while learning as being completely still makes you restless and your mind wanders more easily. How do you know if you are a kinesthetic learner?


Kinesthetic learners are generally the people who can’t just sit and listen or watch a lecture or presentation. They always have to be doing something else in the process, whether it is taking notes, highlighting related book passages, or being otherwise engaged in the learning process.


http://blog.centers.saintleo.edu/blog/the-3-types-of-learning-styles-how-to-use-them-for-college-success


In these links there are some tests for identifying your learning style.
https://www.how-to-study.com/learning-style-assessment/


Good luck in your studies!

Thanks, appreciate it very much Hero D.
These are great tips! Jared Chung BACKER
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Eunicy’s Answer

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Hi Hero,

Different learning styles work for different people, and with some experimentation, you'll be able to figure out what works best for you.

Try taking notes as and when you read - At the end of each chapter write a few bullet points that summarize what you’ve read. This can help your mind retain information for a longer duration and the notes would come in handy for refreshing the topics in a short period of time.

Also, note down any unanswered questions that you get so that you don't forget to do your research later. Taking notes might seem to be hard in the beginning but it gets very easy once you start practicing and is a good skill to have.

Mind maps are also good alternatives to notes. You can learn more about Mind maps here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

Hope this helps! All the best!

Best Regards,

Eunicy

Eunicy recommends the following next steps:

  • Read up Mind maps
  • Try taking notes when you read your next book
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Rachael’s Answer

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Hey Hero,

When studying, I use the Pandora stations with Instrumental Music. I enjoy listening to the songs I have on my playlists but can find the lyrics distracting when I am trying to mesmerize, read through, or solve something. These stations are the everyday music I like minus the distraction. I recommend testing a few out to determine your favorite.

The way I felt I was best able to study so something stuck with me was to teach it. I felt by explaining it to someone else I had a grasp on it enough to not only understand for myself but to get someone else to as well. This works best if you have a friend or roommate in the class you can study with (bonus is they'll know if you miss a part of the explanation since they'll be studying it too!).

Best of luck finding what works for you!

-Rachael

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Arun’s Answer

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Take breaks. ...
Use a keyword to refocus yourself. ...
Take good notes in class. ...
Rewrite your notes at home. ...
Make things interesting. ...
Study hard subjects first. ...
Study the important vocabulary. ...
Make a study group.

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