So, you want to learn some top tips on faster studying? StudyStream has compiled some of the best types on how to study more efficiently and effectively. Learn faster with these top tips, improve your memory and be more productive and successful with your studies.
Say It Aloud
Research shows that reading information out loud is a powerful way to improve your memory. You are more likely to retain what you are learning if you read it aloud. It might seem silly at first, to read aloud to yourself but it is a great way to ensure that the information you need to remember sticks, and when you sit down to start your exam, you don’t forget what you need to know.
Switch topics or subject
If you want to train your brain, it’s better to be learning several topics or subjects at once instead of spending hours focusing on just one topic or concept, this process is called interleaving. Research suggests that swapping between the subjects you are learning gives your brain more chance to absorb the information than if you spend multiple hours going over the same information. So, less is more. Try switching subjects after every hour to keep your mind fresh and ready to learn.
Believe it or not, exercising regularly can improve your memory recall. When you exercise, your brain releases a chemical called BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) and this protein supports the function and growth of the brain. So, get running or get on your bike and start learning faster! Exercising has many benefits beyond the act of learning faster, it supports your overall happiness and wellbeing. You are more likely to sit down to study and enjoy it if you are happier.
Write it Out
Similar to the first top tip, it always engages your brain to write out what you are learning. Science has proven that writing helps make connections between neurons in your brain. So write it out first, then do the first top tip and read it aloud. You will be a master of studying in no time! Writing is a great way to learn faster because the brain is constantly assessing and processing words when we handwrite them.
Short and sweet
You may be tempted to sit for several hours to study, but research has shown that studying in shorter sessions is more effective. Did you know that the longer the study session, the more it decreases your productivity level? Break your study sessions into smaller chunks, no more than an hour at a time.
Rest is important
The final top tip that allows you to study faster is to have a decent amount of sleep every night. Research shows that sleep deprivation can influence our ability to absorb and remember new information. Students that have on average 7-8 hours of sleep every night are more likely to be productive and have a stronger concentration level than those who have less. So get plenty of rest and you will be a healthier, happier, and more productive student.