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@letsuser | Posted on | Education


What is your most effective study technique?


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Student (Delhi University) | Posted on


We all have some tricks, tips, and techniques which make understanding and learning things very easy for us. Following are some of my studying techniques, which make studies easy for me.


• Picking the right time: The first and foremost requirement of effective studies is choosing the right time for studies. The general opinion is that studying early in the morning is the best, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work out for all (at least not for me). Pick up the best time according to your convenience and study only at that time as it is the time when all of your concentration will be on your studies. In this regard, midnight is the best time to study for me. It is calm, silent, and peaceful at that time with no disturbance at all.

• Concentration: Concentration is the key requirement for studies. A student who lacks concentration will ever be distracted and would not be able to study at all. Keep away all the distractions (like mobile phone) away from yourself while studying and choose a silent place to study.

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• Revision: Regular revision is very important for effective studies. If you are done with the whole syllabus, and still have time left, do the revision once. If you are done with the revision too, make sure to take out time for one final revision. Re visiting the same topics again and again will give an edge to your understanding and knowledge.

• Use multiple sources: Never be satisfied by studying a topic from just one source. Dig deeper and explore about the topic as much as you can from other sources. This will make a difference and help you score better marks than your classmates


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Blogger | Posted on


Where you study is important.

A lot of people make the mistake of studying in a place that really isn’t conducive to concentrating. A place with a lot of distractions makes for a poor study area. If you try and study in your dorm room, for instance, you may find the computer, TV, or a roommate more interesting than the reading material you’re trying to digest.


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I recommend these study hacks to all my students.

  1. Unplug. Put away tech devices for 1 hour at a time, especially your mobile phone.
  2. Some people like to have background music or some kind of white noise, such as a fan, to cancel out any other noises around them.
  3. Exercise or meditate right before you study. The flow of oxygen to your brain will help you de-stress and focus.
  4. Use the chunking [1] method by sorting topics in similar groups, patterns and categories that have related meaning. Then continue building upon the prior knowledge that you have already learned. Practice and repetition will solidify learning.
  5. A German psychologist named Hermann Ebbinghaus discovered, The Forgetting Curve,[2] a mathematical formula that demonstrates how quickly something is forgotten after it is learned. This resulted in a valuable study technique called, the spacing effect or spaced repetition. [3]This technique has to do with learning a concept in short increments over a period of time instead of cramming the learning in one sitting.
  6. Take short breaks to help you refocus or refuel. Choose to listen to music, check emails, stretch, get a snack, meditate, do a yoga pose, etc. Study a concept, do something else, then go back and see if you remember that same concept before the break.
  7. Right after a lecture, go over your notes to imprint the content into your brain. Use a highlighter to highlight important facts or draw an icon or an object by the facts that you want to remember. This will trigger your mind to remember certain details, due to the visual associated with the information.


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