How to Learn More Effectively

As we get deeper into the semester, the stress of studying can creep into our learning world. Learn to combat that stress by using these tips at effective ways to study and ultimately learn.

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Comfy Up Your Study Place

Studying is all about concentration. The last thing you want is to be distracted by things that make you uncomfortable. Cozy up your study spot with decor that makes you feel your best.

Create a Study Group

Sometimes it takes a village! Studying can be a lonely venture, which can lead people astray. Accountability is important when it comes to meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations. A group of like-minded students gathering for the purpose of study can make the difference between a so-so study moment and an ah-ha one.

Keep Study Hours Short

Studying is hard work. It takes an enormous amount of energy. To get the most out of studying, you want to be fresh and alert. One of the best ways to do this is to study for short time intervals, like under one hour and then take a break.

Learn It and Teach It

One of the most effective ways to remember something and put it into muscle memory is to apply the information you learned. A great way to apply it is by teaching it to someone else. When you place yourself in teaching mode, a powerful connection to the information happens. This connection helps to cement the ideas into place.

Keep Learning

Your brain is a muscle that needs exercise. Learning new things is a great workout for your mind. You build more brain power the more you use it. And applying new things you learned is equally as beneficial because it allows for easier recall down the road.

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