Tuesday, 23 August 2016

HOW TO LEARN THINGS THE PROPER WAY - TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING

How to learn things the proper way - tips for effective learning from www.will-work-for-coffee.blogspot.co.uk Will Work For Coffee Blog


I don't know about you, but I love learning new things, figuring out how to do or not do stuff and slowly getting better as I go. Learning rocks!

But have you ever wondered how to learn things the proper way? 

It's actually quite easy to get the best of your time and effort while getting all the new information in your head. All you need to do is following this super handy list:


Tips for effective learning from http://will-work-for-coffee.blogspot.co.uk/ Will Work For Coffee Blog1. BEFORE YOU EVEN START ANYTHING MAKE SURE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED.

That goes both for interruptions from the inside and the outside. Inside is pretty straight forward - do not shoot your own foot, stop sabotaging yourself... In other words, find some quiet space, relax, don't let any excuses take over (no, you are not hungry, your house doesn't need cleaning right this very moment and the cat videos on the internet can wait) and get your brain in I Can Do It! mode. Outside is even easier to sort out - for your study space choose a location that should be nice and quiet by default, get your phone away from you (or put it on silent, but no peeking and checking social media every 5 seconds) a, if possible, put a 'Do not disturb' note on the door. It will help.

Tips for effective learning from http://will-work-for-coffee.blogspot.co.uk/ Will Work For Coffee Blog
2. FOCUS, BUT TAKE IT SLOW

Do you have to study a whole 20 chapters of a super boring book? Is the online course that you are taking 50 hours long? Find a way to make the workload smaller and manageable. Divide it into smaller pieces and go for it - it's way easier to tell yourself to read one paragraph at a time, watch tutorial video while enjoying a cup of coffee or take notes as you go, than try and tackle all of the available material in one go. Remember that you don't have to do everything right now, you just have to finish it eventually. Constantly reminding yourself about a deadline will not help you at all and will probably make you dislike whatever you are learning about. Chill out, slow down and enjoy it.

Tips for effective learning from http://will-work-for-coffee.blogspot.co.uk/ Will Work For Coffee Blog3. (THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT OF THEM ALL) TAKE NOTES, SCRIBBLE, ARGUE, THINK ABOUT IT - MAKE IT INTERESTING

There is a huge difference between skim reading an article or binge watching video tutorials and actually interacting with the information that are out there. Sure, no matter what and how you do it, you will learn something, but you can greatly improve your understanding of any topic just by engaging in it more. Try writing some notes as you go, try and come up with real life situation where you will be able to apply this new knowledge, think about a way to improve what your instructor is talking about. By making it more interesting for yourself, you are actually getting more from it, so get out there and figure out what will make it fun for you. Then learn like there is no tomorrow!

Have fun!

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