Lesson: Tips for Successfully Learning

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Lesson Objective

Do not just start learning. It makes little sense to use the commute to work in the morning for a few words, if you are a night person and can hardly see straight out of your swollen eyes. It also makes little sense to learn at the kitchen table, if you subconsciously always only connect hectic maneuvering between pots and plates.

Lesson Plan

Clarify the requirements

Clarify the prerequisites: Find out when, where and how to learn best. (Recognize learning style) Think about whether you prefer to learn alone or with others, for example, or work with books or audio files. (Recognize learning type) Observe yourself at what times you learn very well. Learn by biorhythm Find a place of learning where you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Take a positive vote

Theoretically, we can also learn when we put ourselves under pressure. However, it will be more pleasant and, not least, often more successful if we get in the right mood and, so to speak, look forward to learning. For example, think of your hobby: Is it difficult for you to motivate yourself and, let's say, learn to photograph or sail? See, the positive attitude makes it.

Now you will not learn everything as joyfully as your hobby. But at least help a little: Understand the profit you have from learning something. How does the new knowledge help you? How do you benefit from this? For example, You can work in Quizlet Live in the future, if you are now learning how to write an essay, review or how to communicate with clients.

Plan and organize

Do not get into the blue. If you are unlucky, you learn too much, too little or the wrong thing. Before that, think carefully: What do I even want to learn? What do I really need? And what could I do without? Shrink your learning material down to the necessary.

Then divide this "skeleton" into handy, feasible tasks. Work out a meaningful sequence. And provide everything with appointments, deadlines or similar, which give structure to your approach.

Familiarize yourself with the subject matter

Go through your subject matter in thought or quite literally. View documents, books, scripts, or tasks, whatever. Familiarize yourself with your study material. This will prepare the ground for later learning. This is how you create the framework in which your brain can classify everything that comes up.

Also, look for differences and similarities to already existing knowledge. This will create points of contact where your brain can dock the new information.

Edit your study material

Price question: What is the difference between "read only" and "self-done"? Well, on the one hand, you will better understand everything that you are working on or developing yourself, because you have actively dealt with the subject matter.

But you will also remember things better. Because active activity sets the new information more effectively in your memory than if you only read something.

Therefore, do not leave it while reading. Structure and structure your material. Try to recognize the essence. See if you can recognize laws. And more.

Learn with all your senses

It just sounded like doing something actively is better than just reading something. Not least because you address more learning channels or sensory channels, in other words ways in which the new knowledge reaches your brain recorded.

Therefore, learn with all your senses, address different learning pathways.

  • Write or draw the new content.
  • Work with underlines, colors or the like.
  • Capture the connections with a Mind Map.
  • Imagine what you have learned.
  • Link it to feelings.
  • Speak your lesson aloud.
  • Tell stories.
  • Go up and down while learning.
  • And so on.

The more sense you include, the easier it is for you to remember something.

Learn in blocks

Be careful not to learn similar subjects in quick succession. This would produce overlays that either block the new learning material or overlay the already learned older one. So do not learn, for example, first French and then Spanish. Both languages ​​are too similar.

Learn in blocks. That is, change various topics and content. Or do something completely different in between.

Incidentally, this is generally recommended, not only for similar learning materials. Your new knowledge can sit better without getting involved with other information.

And the icing on the cake is that your brain can remember the beginning and end of a lesson better than the middle section. The attention is higher here. This means: The more "blocks" you have, the more often you start or finish something, the more new knowledge will get stuck.

Do not learn too much at once

Sometimes it cannot be avoided and one or the other forced march in learning has to come from. Especially beneficial is the thing but not. If you do not want to pass an exam, I would advise against it. Learn regularly a manageable amount. Less exhausting and longer lasting.

Repeat and control

It is better not to assume that it is enough to learn something only once. Maybe it does, to have understood something. But that's not enough to remember something and to remember it for a longer time.

Rather, the more often you repeat something, the thicker are the "tracks" that you draw in your memory. And the better you will remember something.

(At least to a point, you can overdo it and learn too much Also regularly check your learning success. Imagine again, what is not right. Or go in search of clues and analyze what might have hooked on it. Then go back for the next time.

Reward yourself

Sweeten the learning with small rewards. Whether after each learning phase, with larger "milestones" or passing major exams I leave that to you. You will think of something. Well get it.I wish you success in learning.

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