TAKE NOTES WITH PEN AND PAPER.
To speed up your learning, skip the laptop and take notes the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper. Research has shown that those who type in their lecture notes process and retain the information at a lower level. Those who take notes by hand actually learn more.
HAVE EFFECTIVE NOTE-TAKING SKILLS.
The better your notes are, the faster you’ll learn. Knowing how to take thorough and accurate notes will help you remember concepts, gain a deeper understanding of the topic and develop meaningful learning skills.
We know we should drink water because it’s good for us. But staying hydrated is also key to our cognitive abilities. Drinking water can actually make us smarter. According to one study, students who took water with them to an examination room performed better than those who didn’t.
STUDY, SLEEP, MORE STUDY.
Research shows a strong connection between sleep and learning. It seems that getting some shut-eye is an important element in bolstering how our brains remember something.
MODIFY YOUR PRACTICE.
Making slight changes during repeated practice sessions will help you master a skill faster than doing it the same way every time.
TRY A MNEMONIC.
One of the best ways to memorise a large amount of information quickly is to use a mnemonic device: a pattern of letters, sounds or other associations that assist in learning something.
USE BRAIN BREAKS TO RESTORE FOCUS.
Information overload is a real thing. In order to learn something new, our brains must send signals to our sensory receptors to save the new information, but stress and overload will prevent your brain from effectively processing and storing information.