15 Ways to Study Smarter Not Longer

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Now forget all your academic anxieties! Study smartly by following these 15 ways to ensure yourself high grades and strong command over the subject in quick time.

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15 Ways to Study Smarter Not Longer :

15 Ways to Study Smarter Not Longer

The main objective of education is not getting high grades but it is to learn the vital skills which would help you throughout your life. When you will organize your academic life accordingly, you can successfully minimize all the problems that you face. It is about pursuit of excellence and not success! It is about cultivating your strengths and not defeating your peers! Here, we present you 15 ways which will comprehensively prepare you to learn effectively and smartly, thus, reducing the number of hours you spend for your studies. Follow them to ensure yourself a balanced life where you will have time to meet your friends, enjoy your leisure along with maintaining the regular academic routine. :

The main objective of education is not getting high grades but it is to learn the vital skills which would help you throughout your life. When you will organize your academic life accordingly, you can successfully minimize all the problems that you face. It is about pursuit of excellence and not success! It is about cultivating your strengths and not defeating your peers! Here, we present you 15 ways which will comprehensively prepare you to learn effectively and smartly, thus, reducing the number of hours you spend for your studies. Follow them to ensure yourself a balanced life where you will have time to meet your friends, enjoy your leisure along with maintaining the regular academic routine.

1. Organize your schedule The term ‘organize’ do not refer to simply making a time table and following it. It suggests that you should organize your studies inclusively. Making separate notebooks from each and every subject, carrying other essentials all the time (from pencil to calculator), maintaining a planner among others things are parts of it. Also keep a track of your regular progress and identify the areas where you need to emphasize. Today you can use technology for your own benefits. An alarm clock will help you to get up on time while your PC will help you to keep notes and find out some crucial information from the internet. Finally, maintain a routine and follow it regularly. Key Tip: Always carry a highlighter with you. Simple color coding will help to identify the important areas and also assist you to remember them. :

1. Organize your schedule The term ‘organize’ do not refer to simply making a time table and following it. It suggests that you should organize your studies inclusively. Making separate notebooks from each and every subject, carrying other essentials all the time (from pencil to calculator), maintaining a planner among others things are parts of it. Also keep a track of your regular progress and identify the areas where you need to emphasize. Today you can use technology for your own benefits. An alarm clock will help you to get up on time while your PC will help you to keep notes and find out some crucial information from the internet. Finally, maintain a routine and follow it regularly. Key Tip: Always carry a highlighter with you. Simple color coding will help to identify the important areas and also assist you to remember them.

2. Learn through different ways Experts opine that when people use all their senses to understand a topic, it stimulates different parts of the brain and hence allows you to understand and retain the information better. Obviously, students do not understand the concepts of any topic in the first attempt. So, it is important to review and re-read the topic through an alternate medium to learn faster. So, when you are going to learn a topic, do not depend on your class notes only. You also need to read your textbook, look up for online resources, watch videos, practice problems from a variety of resources etc to develop strong knowledge. Key Tip: Try to teach your friend or junior the same subject that you have learnt. Teaching somebody always augments your knowledge.:

2. Learn through different ways Experts opine that when people use all their senses to understand a topic, it stimulates different parts of the brain and hence allows you to understand and retain the information better. Obviously, students do not understand the concepts of any topic in the first attempt. So, it is important to review and re-read the topic through an alternate medium to learn faster. So, when you are going to learn a topic, do not depend on your class notes only. You also need to read your textbook, look up for online resources, watch videos, practice problems from a variety of resources etc to develop strong knowledge. Key Tip: Try to teach your friend or junior the same subject that you have learnt. Teaching somebody always augments your knowledge.

3. Study multiple subjects every day Sometimes the students are told to study a single subject whole day so that they can develop strong command and mastery over it. Sometimes when you study similar information, your mind cannot stimulate it any longer and hence you can get confused and mix-up different ideas. So, it is always better to study multiple subjects every day. But it does not signify that you should learn all the subjects in one day; try to provide equal time to at least two subjects in a day. Studying multiple subjects in a single day is always helpful when you are preparing for the upcoming examinations. Key Tip: You can be weak in one particular subject which you don’t like to study and always avoid. But dividing your time equally for all the subjects can help you to excel in it.:

3. Study multiple subjects every day Sometimes the students are told to study a single subject whole day so that they can develop strong command and mastery over it. Sometimes when you study similar information, your mind cannot stimulate it any longer and hence you can get confused and mix-up different ideas. So, it is always better to study multiple subjects every day. But it does not signify that you should learn all the subjects in one day; try to provide equal time to at least two subjects in a day. Studying multiple subjects in a single day is always helpful when you are preparing for the upcoming examinations. Key Tip: You can be weak in one particular subject which you don’t like to study and always avoid. But dividing your time equally for all the subjects can help you to excel in it.

4. Attend classes and participate Attending classes at the college is equally important as it was in the school level. Studying becomes much more effective when you attend classes regularly and participate in the discussion. Try to understand what the professor is trying to convey to you all and how other friends are responding to it. Do not hesitate to ask questions when you don’t understand something. You can also take running notes which will be your reference in future. It will help you to understand the subject better. Key Tip: Interestingly, one survey found that students sitting in the front row tend to get higher grades in the exam than the students sitting in the last benches! The front row benches also remain more motivated! So, next time get the best seats in the class. :

4. Attend classes and participate Attending classes at the college is equally important as it was in the school level. Studying becomes much more effective when you attend classes regularly and participate in the discussion. Try to understand what the professor is trying to convey to you all and how other friends are responding to it. Do not hesitate to ask questions when you don’t understand something. You can also take running notes which will be your reference in future. It will help you to understand the subject better. Key Tip: Interestingly, one survey found that students sitting in the front row tend to get higher grades in the exam than the students sitting in the last benches! The front row benches also remain more motivated! So, next time get the best seats in the class.

5. Avoid multi-tasking Multi-tasking makes a person less productive. Various studies have shown that in contrary to the claim, the multi-taskers are not better than the ordinary person who pursues one task at a time. So, if you want your studies to be productive and effective, concentrate on one thing at a time. One of the foremost duties that you need to do is put away your smart phone and sign out from the social networking and instant messaging services. These distractions always ruin your concentration. If you have a habit of listening to songs while solving mathematical problems, try to change it as quickly as possible. Key Tip: Learning becomes most effective when you choose a calm and quiet environment for yourself. Locate the most comfortable (but not your bed) and pleasant corner of your home and start studying. :

5. Avoid multi-tasking Multi-tasking makes a person less productive. Various studies have shown that in contrary to the claim, the multi- taskers are not better than the ordinary person who pursues one task at a time. So, if you want your studies to be productive and effective, concentrate on one thing at a time. One of the foremost duties that you need to do is put away your smart phone and sign out from the social networking and instant messaging services. These distractions always ruin your concentration. If you have a habit of listening to songs while solving mathematical problems, try to change it as quickly as possible. Key Tip: Learning becomes most effective when you choose a calm and quiet environment for yourself. Locate the most comfortable (but not your bed) and pleasant corner of your home and start studying.

6. Try mnemonic techniques Mnemonic techniques or memory enhancing techniques has recently emerged as one of the most powerful strategies which help in retaining different formula and series in mind. Studies have shown that the students who use the mnemonic techniques like acronyms, rhymes or associate any formula with music perform better than the students who take the conventional ways. For example, if you are confused between stalactites and stalagmites; just remember that stalacTites grow from Top and stalaGmites grow from Ground. Key Tip: If you are not into mnemonic techniques, you can also employ diagrams, flowcharts, comparison table and charts. They are also equally helpful to memorize and learn information faster. :

6. Try mnemonic techniques Mnemonic techniques or memory enhancing techniques has recently emerged as one of the most powerful strategies which help in retaining different formula and series in mind. Studies have shown that the students who use the mnemonic techniques like acronyms, rhymes or associate any formula with music perform better than the students who take the conventional ways. For example, if you are confused between stalactites and stalagmites; just remember that stalacTites grow from Top and stalaGmites grow from Ground. Key Tip: If you are not into mnemonic techniques, you can also employ diagrams, flowcharts, comparison table and charts. They are also equally helpful to memorize and learn information faster.

7. Write, don’t type The digital revolution has changed the academic world. Now the students can get information in any subject with just a mouse click. They also feel comfortable in typing the notes rather than writing it in the exercise books. But academicians, professors and also scientists strictly discourage this practice of typing down the notes. Using laptops to write down not only makes you prone to online distractions but it also makes learning less effective. When you write the information in your exercise book, you process, reframe the information, causing a retaining effect. In contrast, laptop note takers do not get attached to the information and write down the notes blindly. Key Tip: It is very simple, set aside your laptop and start writing from now on. Students who take down notes always perform better in the examinations. :

7. Write, don’t type The digital revolution has changed the academic world. Now the students can get information in any subject with just a mouse click. They also feel comfortable in typing the notes rather than writing it in the exercise books. But academicians, professors and also scientists strictly discourage this practice of typing down the notes. Using laptops to write down not only makes you prone to online distractions but it also makes learning less effective. When you write the information in your exercise book, you process, reframe the information, causing a retaining effect. In contrast, laptop note takers do not get attached to the information and write down the notes blindly. Key Tip: It is very simple, set aside your laptop and start writing from now on. Students who take down notes always perform better in the examinations.

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