HOW TO INCREASE YOUR EFFICIENCY IN STUDY?

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR EFFICIENCY IN STUDY?

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  • PRE-CLASS/TUTORIAL READING. It will help you to learn more in a class if you are already familiar with many of the terms and ideas before the class. This saves your time also.

 

  • REVIEW CLASS NOTES ON THE SAME DAY OF THE LECTURE. After that time your ability to ‘reconstruct’ the lecture, and consequently commit any new ideas to memory, reduces rapidly. easier the next time you’re taking a test!

 

  • RE-READ ALL YOUR NOTES FOR EACH SUBJECT EVERY WEEK. (Build this time into your timetable.) Obviously, it will take more time each week as your notes pile up but it will dramatically reduce your examination study time at the end of semester and make you confident that you know your subject.

 

  • TALK IN TUTORIALS even if only to ask questions. Talking about your subject is a way to test out your understanding. Pre-reading will help you in this.

 

  • USE LIBRARY TIME EFFECTIVELY. DON’T BORROW HUGE PILES OF BOOKS. Use overviewing techniques to decide which books are really useful. Most of them won’t be. Don’t photocopy lot of material. Most of it you’ll never read. It’s a waste of time and money. Take notes on the spot rather than postponing the task.

 

  • ORGANISE YOUR NOTES AND DON’T BORROW NOTES FROM OTHERS. Keep all your notes in labelled files in chronological order. Other people’s notes are not very helpful – they reflect someone else’s interpretation, often in a way that won’t make sense to you.

 

  • NEVER USE MULTIPLE TEXT BOOKS AND STUDY MATERIAL FOR THE SAME TOPIC. It does not help in building clear mental image of the subject matter.

 

  • FOLLOW A PLANNED STUDY SCHEDULEthere is human limitation regarding retaining the data after a certain time. The mental fatigue starts increasing fast after one hour. Research also showing that studying at stretch is definitely counterproductive. Gradually, fatigue becomes so overpowering that percentage retention of what we are studying goes down very steeply.

 

  • EXPECT THE BEST. Once you have prepared, think positively. Say to yourself, “I studied and I’m ready to do my best.”

 

  • BLOCK BAD THOUGHTS. Watch out for any negative messages you might be sending yourself about the test (“I’m no good at taking tests” or “I’m going to freak out if I get a bad grade”). These thoughts can make anxiety worse and make it harder for you to do well on the test.

 

  • ACCEPT MISTAKES. Everyone makes mistakes. Be more forgiving of your own mistakes, especially if you prepared for the test and are set to do your best.

 

  • TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. You’ll feel your best if you get enough playtime, sleep, and nutritious food. This is important all the time, but be extra-sure you get all three the day before a test.

 

  • BREATHE BETTER. Breathing exercises can help you in calming yourself. Inhale (breathe in) slowly and deeply through your nose, and then exhale (breathe out) slowly through your mouth. Do this two to four times and you just might breathe
  • Keep yourself involved in assignments by individualizing each project.

 

  • FINALLY, BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. Deep down you know whether you’ve put in the time and really engaged with your study material or not.

 

Published by rkdskool

I am working in the field of education for more than 15 years. I teach Math. Presently I'm Working as the vice principal in reputed School.

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