6 conseils pour apprendre efficacement
In today’s blogpost, I have decided to give you 6 tips to learn efficiently. They are pretty easy and everyone must have to know them. I will also discuss about different learning processes and how to find your best way to learn. So let’s begin with the first tip!
1. You must prepare before classes
Do not say this is boring for it is not the case. Thanks to internet, you can research some informations about the topic you will study in class next time. Of course, you do not have to print the lesson and learn it by heart! No, you just have to look for the general concepts, the brief summary of the lesson and you can also prepare a list of questions about things you do not have understand. It only takes ten minutes each evening and it will help you to pay more attention in class!
2. You must go to classes
Okay, I know that it seems pretty obvious but not everyone go to classes daily; especially in the University since the lecture are not compulsary classes. This is important: you have to pay attention to what the teacher say, to extract the essentials of the lesson and to take quick notes. When you go back home in the evening, you also have to read your notes once or twice. Taking notes and reading them help remembering key thoughts.
Just another advice: do not lose your time rewriting your lessons, make revision cards, you will be more efficient!
3. You must know and use the most suitable learning method for you
Four learning methods can be distinguished.
The first one is based on the hearing: you just have to record yourself reading the lesson on your phone or on your computer, then listen to it again and again. Repetition is the secret! All people have to repeat in order to remember things and routines. By doing this, most of the new informations you have learnt will fix into your brain, otherwise, they can disappear during the first 24 hours of the learning process.
The second one is based on the visual: you just have to make diagrams, drawings or plans of your lesson. Your brain wants to see images, pictures, different textures, different handwrittings, and different colours. Your lesson has to be something you want to read. By dint of looking at it several times, you will learn it thoughtlessly!
The third one is based on the kinesis: you just have to take a sheet of paper, and then write your lesson on it. Scientific reports have shown that writting an information once is equal to read it eighth times! So that, you can write what you have to learn as needed to know it whitout hesitations.
The fourth and final one is based on the kinesthetic way, that is to say it is based on the sensing movement. You can fill in the blanks, draw, erase, cut and paste, place stickers… All these things which imply movement will help you to remember your lesson.
4. You must repass your lessons regularly
Some scientists say that the information is kept in mind by neurons related to it. These neurons have to be stimulated not to forget the information; that is why you have to read regularly your lesson in order to stimulate your neurons and to reactivate the information you have recently learnt.
Work out also helps to improve the connection between the neurons. It will be easier to learn new things and to remember them. In addition, there are healthy benefits!
5. You must do a lot of exercices
This is not a secret: you have to practice your knowledge through exercices. This is the only way to put what you have learnt into practise. In order to master a subject, you have to do exercices from easy to difficult, it will influence your competencies.
6. You must take an interest in the classes
You can find books with respect to the classes in a library or in a book shop.
You can also visit places to build context around informations and facts you have learnt, especially in history or geography. It can be a great experience combined with learning. Several places can be visited: historical sites (castles, churches, battlegrounds), biosphere sites (botanical gardens, forests, mountains, seas), museums (history, geology, science, maritime, art, textile, design, food, aviation, transport). This is also a good way to break day-to-day routines, which brings more energy and motivation into the learning process.
I hope this post have helped you, I wish you good revisions!
In French we say ‘J’espère que ce poste t’as aidé, je te souhaite de bonnes révisions !’