What will give you a positive mental attitude? Do you think you could be positive if you believed there is no such thing as failing? Developing study techniques that work really requires you to have some good knowledge about the past techniques that didn’t work for them and how those might be eliminated or changed to be more productive. For instance, if the student has difficulty with time management skills then developing techniques and strategies that manage their time and efforts effectively will only improve the amount of information they are able to retain.[Read more…] about Positive Mental Attitude Makes For Better Results – it’s a Fact!
A different twist on this is to first organise the notes into sections that make sense, have patterns, are familiar or other ways that will break the information into patterns. Then follow the steps listed in Memory Tips to Remember Part One.
Some information is better memorised in and out of order and for those facts you might try note cards.
The index cards should be thicker so you can’t read through them.
On one side in black ink write the word in all caps. On the opposite side write the concept/definition/idea in lower case letters in another color pen.
Mix up the note cards. Find a quiet place to rehearse.
Spend time testing yourself using the cards. If you answer the questions correctly then put them in one pile, and another if you answered incorrectly and yet a third if the answer wasn’t quite right.
Now pick up the cards that you didn’t get right and go through them until you have them right. Repeat with the third stack of cards.
Now mix the cards up and repeat the testing from the beginning making the same three piles as you answer the questions.
Rinse and repeat until you get them all correct.
Using note cards allows you to test yourself throughout the day, when you may have a spare minute.
Optimising your memory is a skill we can all learn.
Students, adult learners and employees all have the need to memorise something at one time or another. Students may need to memorise maths facts, poetry, or text for information heavy tests. Adult learners and employees often have the need to memorise facts for meetings or to give presentations. Each of these different memorisations can be done using different techniques. The trick is to figure out which technique or strategy works best for you or for your specific requirements.
Memorisation isn’t nearly as difficult as you might otherwise anticipate. The issue is that most people only try to memorise by reading the same text over and over again.[Read more…] about Memory Tips To Remember – Part One
Spending hours every day studying, may not be the most effective way to learn.
For many students, high school and college / university, there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish all of their school work, job and social responsibilities. So they quickly learn that they must study smarter. This means learning to improve the amount of information that the student can absorb in the shortest amount of time possible. By learning some good time management strategies, reading techniques, and learning personal learning style students can study smarter and achieve their goals.
Start by figuring out your personal learning style. Some students absorb more information by reading it (visual), hearing it (auditory) or touching (tactile). It’s important to understand which of these techniques works best for you so you can more easily absorb the material. Most research has determined that students who both hear and see the information will learn it better but when you incorporate the learning style that is yours first you’ll learn even more.[Read more…] about Are You Learning With Your Best Learning Style?
Improve Your Skills With These Quick Fixes. Set up a positive mood around the time that you are studying. When you walk into your study time distracted, in a negative mindset or on a schedule, you are less likely to stick with your program and achieve the goals you have set out for yourself.
Create a variety of work to do when you sit down to study. In other words, spend half an hour or 45 minutes reading, take a quick five-minute stretch breaks and sit back down to do some math problem or hands-on work. It’s important for your mind to have a variety of tasks in order to stay sharp and continue to retain the information you are feeding it.[Read more…] about Practice Your Learning Skills First and Watch Your Skill Level Go Super High