Essay on 5 Simple Strategies to Spice Up Your Study Sessions

626 Words Feb 17th, 2016 3 Pages
They say variety is the spice of life. If you listen to the same song on repeat, you’d get bored pretty quickly. Similarly, serve up the same leftovers night after night and pretty so
Why do they do it? Because strange, weird things stick in our minds.

Don’t understand something? Break it down with mindmaps on you’ll be craving to try something that’s different.

The same thing applies with your study. The secret to staying motivated and learning information effectively is to mix things up. Try different strategies from time to time.

Instead of just reading your book over and over again or drawing dozens of mind maps (my preferred study method), see how you go testing out the following:

1.) Visualise information in bizarre
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Perhaps the author of the book you are reading has created some interesting YouTube videos or an expert has delivered an engaging TED talk or lecture.

Give your eyes a rest from reading. See how much you can learn in a short space of time from devouring a few short videos.

4.) Teach a friend (or a wall)

The best way to learn something is to teach someone else the information. One study found that when students had to teach others some information, they worked harder to learn that information, learnt the information at a deeper level and did better on tests than other students.

Obviously teaching a real person is always best because they can give you feedback and ask you questions (which will really test how well you know the information). But if you don’t have anyone to teach, that’s OK. One student I was working with explained concepts to her wall as if it was a person. She said this strategy worked well for her!

5.) Create a little golden books on your subject

Do you remember little golden books? I had a stack of these simple story books when I was a child.

Challenge yourself to create a little golden book on a topic you need to study. In other words, jot down what you know about the topic in such a way that an 8 year old would understand it. It doesn’t have to be neat or perfect. You just have to do it.

Forcing yourself to get out the ideas in your own words with some

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