Studying is not always as simple as it appears. I believe that studying is not a single task. There are three fundamental components.
3. Recalling what you’ve learned
However, understanding and remembering everything is difficult. Some subjects may be simple to learn. Some subjects are not. So here are few tips to get you started.
Students nowadays, in particular, lack motivation to study. However, if the subject is difficult, students quickly lose motivation. One of the best ways to motivate yourself is to consider why you are learning this. What do I aspire to be in the future? Is this subject going to help me achieve my goal? If it is, that is a good reason to keep going.
There are times when you have to force yourself to stay motivated. What you can do at that point is conduct some research on the subject. Perhaps you will find people who have done this subject before, or you will discover a link between the subject and a hobby that you enjoy. Assume you want to learn about nanotechnology and your hobby is watching movies. There are numerous scientific films based on nanotechnology. So you can learn about nanotechnology and determine whether or not these movies are true.
However, if you are constantly procrastinating and failing to study, try the “five-second rule.” All you have to do is count for five seconds and then stop whatever you’re doing and start studying or doing anything else you’re not motivated to do. That’s a quick starting point.
We, on the other hand, prefer to grasp everything right away. If we don’t get everything right away, we’re ready to give up and say, “I don’t get it.” Consider a painter who is panting a sunset. It takes him a long time to get the right sky colors. He paints the same painting over and over again in order to perfect it. Painters do not paint with a single brush stroke. That is the understanding concept.
Even if you don’t understand, you must keep moving. When we have no prior knowledge of what we are learning, our brain does not know how to connect the dots. Instead of giving up, read some textbooks, watch some YouTube videos, try to answer some questions and check your answers with the explanation, ask a friend who understands the subject better than you, work on it continuously with different concepts, and avoid reading the same note over and over. Don’t try to grasp difficult concepts. First, grasp the fundamentals. Try to do some practical activities if the subject has any. You’ll see your finished painting at the end. But keep in mind that it will take time and effort.
3. Recalling what you’ve learned
Exams necessitate extensive memorization. Being a teacher is the best way to accomplish this. Perhaps you do not want to be a teacher. However, the idea is that teachers can explain difficult topics in a very simple way. Close all books, notes, and devices once you have mastered the subject. Then try to teach what you’ve learned to someone who is unfamiliar with the subject. It is ideal if you can find children aged 10 to 12. But if that doesn’t work, teach it to your mother or find some stuffed animals and teach them. However, you must speak; you cannot teach in your head. You must actively participate. Don’t bother looking at your notes. Some terminology may be unfamiliar to a child when you are explaining it to them. You must then use simple words and examples. You will never forget what you have learned because everything will be remembered in your own language and examples.