Student life means a lot more work, with revision, tests, establishing revision techniques and essays to write, however, not every student benefits from the same type of learning. We have a few different learning techniques for you to try out and adapt to get you working at your best.
This may seem really obvious and old, but it is tried and tested and it works! If you need to write an essay, start by mapping it out and writing all the different points you can talk about. Now you can see it down on paper you can work out how to link it. Mindmapping is extremely effective when it comes to revision, as you can condense everything down to the most vital points you need to remember.
Some people prefer to use lots of colours as their brain remembers it better. Your brain will start to associate certain words and revision notes with a certain colour. It can also help with organising your folders and university work.
Learning using pictures is effective for people who aren’t comfortable with words. Using pictures as a type of remembering mechanism can save you time and space on your notes. And it is a chance for you to get creative with your revision.
You need to see how distracted you get when trying to complete your work. Do the birds outside distract you? Do you lose concentration when you put a film on? When you work out what level of silence and discipline you can then carry out the right measures to make sure you work efficiently! It may be boring (Like a lot of revision tips), but spending a couple of days at the library may work out better than doing lots of evenings trying to get something done,
Some people are kinetic learners which mean they like to get involved and see results instead of reading about them. This could be from interviewing people on the street or completing a survey online as a bit of extra credit to your coursework. If you are creative and want to go that extra mile, try it out!
Whatever techniques you have, remember to not burn yourself out but to actually set time aside for you to study. It might seem now that revision has started you have all of this ‘free’ time but the real deal is that you are meant to use this time to study. So get those books open.
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