In today’s article you’re going to learn everything you need to know about how to study fast and effectively.
Weather you like it or not, you have to constantly learn because thats the only way to survive at least in the modern world. Wether you are in school and you need to get ready for that test, or you have to learn that new software to be able to do your job or you simply want to learn how to play a piano because it looks cool.
Learning is a big part of our life, its probably the biggest difference between us and other
living creatures because we are constantly improving. Despite the fact that we have been learning since the beginning of our existence, most of us are still not using our learning abilities to its fullest potential and thats exactly what we will be talking about in this article.
The practices that you will learn right in this post will help you to learn anything at least 10x faster! So lets get Started!
How To Study Fast And Effectively In Less Time:
1. Break up the task into little pieces
When the task looks too big and tough, your brain starts looking for a distraction because it doesn’t know what to start with, thats why a lot of times when you are studying, you realize that for past 2 or 3 hours, you either were browsing the internet, or doing anything else other than studying!
And by breaking the task into little pieces, you will do a great favour to your brain. Your brain will stop jumping all around from one angle to another to find what to start with or where to move next.
Have you ever tried to study for a test and after spending 5 minutes studying one chapter,
you move to another looking for something more interesting. Thats what I am talking about! By breaking up the task, you are making it clear to your brain, now is the time to focus on this part, this is where it begins and this where it ends! and this is exactly what
you need to learn!
2. We learn by repetition
We live in an age where we are constantly consuming information, when we brows the internet, meet people or watch tv. So throughout the day, your brain is continuously trying to organise all the data thats coming in, just imagine how much information you are getting in a single day.
Since your brain is the most intelligent organ in your body (1), it starts prioritising more important information over others by giving the priority to the information that you use more commonly! Thats why the best way to learn something is to repeat it couple of times over a period of time.
So instead of studying for 10 hours a day, its much more effective to study an hour a
day for 5 days in a raw!
3. Focus on the basics
When you are studying for that test or learning a new skill, trying to master everything will only make things even more difficult. First of all, obviously you will feel demotivated and certainly will start procrastinating, and secondly, you will waste way more time than it actually takes.
Remember – 80% of you results always come from 20% of what you learn. So when you are studying for that test, pick up 2 or 3 most important chapters and spend your time mostly mastering them, because the rest will be much easier to learn. Its like when you are learning a new language, learning the alphabet and the basics of grammar will teach you how to read, write and speak, which will make learning the rest of the language much easier.
4. Stay Hydrated
As creatures who are mostly created out of water, we perfectly know how important is water to our survival, but unfortunately in the recent decades we have been given so many alternative drinks that our consumption of water went down significantly, and thats one reason why you might be struggling to learn faster!
Staying hydrated is a key principle (2) in keeping your brain active and fresh because your brain is in fact mostly made out of water and it consumes most of water out of your body.
Exercising might not seem like its directly helping out to learn faster but its actually playing a big role when it comes to your memory and even your level of motivation. You brain is governed by little cells that are known as neurotransmitters and to get them to do their job effectively, you have to exercise.
They directly effect your memory and will certainly effect your speed of learning. In fact, studies have shown that kids who active exercise or practice some kind of sport do better in school than those who don’t exercise.
If you are actively exercising, you understand what I am talking about it, because even 15 minutes of daily exercise will make you feel energised throughout the day. So if you are a life long learner, who is always trying to improve, then exercise should be on the top of your list! and now its your turn, what do you think? What other tips you would add to this list?
Thank you for reading this article about how to study fast and I really hope that you take action my advice. I wish you good luck and I hope its contents have been a good help to you.