Since we started in school we became familiar with the study. Evaluations, controls and exams accompany us in our lives from children until we do postgraduate, and sometimes even in our workplace.
The question is, do we really know how to study?
In the school stage the study is something that always generates in us some anxiety. It is true that we can enjoy the subject at school, but when it comes to learning the content to face an oral or written test the thing changes.
The time we spend seems little to us if we want to get a good grade. But we were wrong thinking that by sitting more time at the desk we know better the subject.
Everything gets worse if we also do not like the subject we study, or when we do it by obligation and in the right measure to pass a test. How many times have you studied everything after studying passing your exam?
The truth is that an educational system based on continuous tests is not the ideal form of learning either, but by learning to study you can take advantage of it much better.
It is not necessary to have a great intelligence, you just need these tips to optimize your study moments.
1. Prepare everything before you start
It may seem obvious but you waste a lot of time looking for notes or objects that you will need. Having everything at hand from the start will prevent you from being distracted and you will have a greater capacity for concentration.
2. Goodbye distractions!
It may also seem obvious but it is still one of our biggest mistakes. There will always be time to consult social networks or watch TV after a while of study.
3. Distribute your study time
As we have already said, more hours do not guarantee a better result. To optimize your study time it is best to distribute it in periods of 30 minutes, since it is the time in which the brain absorbs information more easily. Also, this will prevent it from becoming boring.
4. Create your own study routine
Choose the most appropriate time of the day after your classes. This routine will help improve your performance, and it will make it easier for you to sit down and study and concentrate quickly.
5. Do not memorize, understand what you read
Many times, before the amount of information to assimilate, we tend to memorize everything possible.
Error! Memorizing does not imply assimilating and understanding what we have studied. If we make a comprehensive reading of our notes we can relate concepts and establish connections with other acquired knowledge.
6. Explain to another what you have studied
Being able to put in your own words the subject you have learned can help you to identify the knowledge that you must reinforce and it will also help you to review the whole lesson