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What is the best way to study in order to retain the most amount of information?

How often/long should you study in order to understand the information, rather than simply remember it. Is there a such thing as over studying? #college #studying-tips #higher-education

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Kortnee’s Answer

The best way to study the most amount of information is to study throughout the week.

In other words, create a schedule for studying your subjects. As a higher educational professional, I can share with you that you must study 3 hours outside of class if you are enrolled in 3 credits/units. If a student is enrolled in 12 units/credit for the semester. They should study at least 36 hours outside of class each week. Best of luck with your educational and professional endeavors!

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Julayne’s Answer

I suggest two ways which have worked for me. The Pomodoro method is great for helping you to study and to retain information. While you are studying, eat peppermints. The type of mint in peppermints helps you to remember large chunks of information.


Good luck😊😊

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Grant’s Answer

A teacher once told me that if I review what we learned in class in the first 24 hours that we first covered it, it will amaze you how easy it can be to retain. I also made a rule for myself that I would study everyday at least a week in advance if I had a test coming up, even if I felt prepared enough after the first few study sessions. Breaking up your studying is key, and if you ever feel yourself getting into a study rut where you can't focus, go and do some exercise, anything to get your blood flowing, and come back to the task.
Your subconscious works on things for you even when you aren't aware, so the earlier you attempt to understand something, the easier it will come later.
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Chris’s Answer

Great question! From my experience, it depends on what your learning style is. For a college class, I will study for different classes based on how easily I am able to “pick up” the content. Across all classes, just make sure you are studying for a test before the night before. This can reinforce your learning and help with fatigue. When I am able to teach others is when I know I have truly mastered the information. Hope this helped!
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Simeon’s Answer

It's honestly much better to study in small ten to fifteen minutes sessions multiple times per week as opposed to cram studying. It's way less stressful and the information sticks better. You know how TV advertisements are trying to repeat the same message to you in small chunks multiple times per week? It's the same thing. Our brains retain information way better when its repeated often in small chunks. When you have multiple hour study sessions, the odds are that you're going to be zoning off once the first thirty to forty minutes have passed.
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Marwa’s Answer

For a college level course, you typically want to spend 6 to 9 hours per week outside of class for every 3 in- class hours based on the level of the course. You want to spread them over the week and make a checklist, flowcharts, and flashcards as they help to quickly review concepts and they are easily accessible when needed. If the course requires math skills, you most likely want to practice problems and worksheets. I also recommend to talk to your instructor for other means you may ise depending on the nature of the course. Best of luck!

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April’s Answer

I encourage my students to make flash cards of the material. Do not have a lot of information on a card. Spread it out over several notecards. You want to be able to quiz yourself. Take them everywhere you go. If you work, when you take your break, study a few. Do this several times per day and daily. Don't try to study for more than one straight hour. You lose focus and won't retain much.

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