Friday, 1 July 2016

Examine Skills - How to Study Learning Techniques - Part 1

Have you ever read a set of study skills that are supposed to be so wonderfully effective but really don't understand how to go about making them happen? Been there - done that! I remember reading a set of twenty study tips and pondering, 'yes, I know that. I've read all that before'. I also remember two weeks later being in the same way stressed about study and wondering what I actually could do to improve my study skills!! Now, I actually realise that I had already been reading that set of examine skills and not really knowing how to put them into practise. Get more information planning your study schedule.

And then I had the idea to talk to family and friends who have recently been very successful in their careers and ask them what study habit they thought was your biggest help in their student times. When I spoke with my Uncle James this individual gave me two good examples of how to implement study habits in a practical way.

 one Plan 'me' time

Have you ever read this study tip and thought you really couldn't trust yourself to go and watch TV or go to a movie with friends because it can so easy to find yourself watching the next TV show and the next? Or it's so easy to go to a show and then want to keep hanging out with your friends because you're enjoying yourself and when you go home you have to study?

Well here's a way to get some managed 'me' time. My Uncle James is an excellent civil engineer and town planner; a business owner with global contacts. This is the story he told me. Before he got his generating license, he had saved enough money from part time work to buy a car which needed some tender loving care. Uncle James said he was so proud of his car and working on received it into good condition was obviously a passion; something that brought a huge grin to his face. If he could been employed by on that car all day, this individual said he would are usually in heaven. But Uncle Adam also knew he still had a long way to go in his studies and that study had to be his priority.

He experienced previously worked out that he could set himself study tasks and stay to them if he previously a great reward at the end of the study time. So he'd study for about 40 or 50 minutes until he found his mind wondering and experience a little fatigued. Of which was his cue to get up and go play with his car!! Fifteen or twenty minutes spend focusing on the engine, polishing the chrome, cleaning the upholstery or any one of the hundreds of little jobs he could do felt like a two week vacation (well... almost LOL!! ). As an extra bonus, when Uncle James came back to his studies, he said he or she found he was keeping in mind more from his prior study session. Uncle James found out a few years later what was happening when he was working on his car; his brain had slowly but surely already been filtering and storing the information from the previous research session while he was absorbed in working on his passion. Get the methods of learning and make the most of it.

2. Set small goals to achieve big goals

What Uncle James had found out that 12 months was that studying in this manner had a two fold benefit. Not only was he able to deal with his study in an improved way but he was able to see that, by breaking a huge job down into small pieces and working consistently, a extensive big goal can be reached with the lowest stress. As he proved helpful regularly on all his study commitments, he was regularly rewarded not only with the time put in working on his car but also by a growing sense of satisfaction when he watched his car turn from a dirty, dirty wreck to a shiny well kept car with a nicely purring engine. After which the ultimate reward came at the end of the year of being able to get his driving licence and drive his car!!

Uncle James says that he still uses this approach today to tackle any large project. He's always tried to balance a sizable study or work project with a personal project so that there was always a great sense of personal and work related achievement. This individual feels that out of all the study tips and study methods that he's either used or read about, this was the the one which helped him the most in his student days. Also it didn't take him long to realise that study routines you develop in your student days can be just as useful in your career. It has an old saying that goes 'you never stop learning', so if you've worked out a way to make this learning easier then you may progress faster in your selected career.

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