Doing well in tests and exams is hard, especially when you don’t know how to study. You are not born with an innate ability to study; it is not a fight or flight instinct. It is something each person must learn how to do. The tricky part, however, is finding the most efficient and effective practices that work for you. Each person learns differently, and it is important to understand how you learn best, so you can really hone in on what works for you and maximise your learning abilities inside and outside the classroom. We have collated the best methods people use to study so you can be inspired to try them yourself and see if some of them can take your learning to the next level.
Before watching the video below, it is important to find out what type of learner you are (see our blog post here on the different types of learners and explore which learning styles you prefer). You might be able to find which kinds of study methods you learn best with. Perhaps you are a visually-oriented learner and can relate topics and concepts together best when you draw them out in a mindmap or you use graphs or illustrations to revise your materials? Once you start to figure out which ways work better for you, then you can start to structure your study sessions to be more effective. Who wouldn’t want to study productively for 2 hours rather than unproductively for 4-6?
Here is a video of the best tips on how to study: