25 Ways To : LEARN FASTER For EXAM

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

So much to learn,So little time, luckily, there are lot of techniques you can use to accelerate your learning and get much better, much faster in your Exam.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

First thing first, get your brain firing on all cylinders with these clever learning tactics.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

1 BRAIN WARM-UP   Just like your muscles before a workout, your brain needs warning up before a learning session in order to wake up and function properly.
 TOP TIP :   DO QUICK MENTAL ACTIVITIES   such as counting backwards to loosen up your mind.


2 CREATE A LEARNING AGENDA   Structuring your learning time can help organize you mind, align your goals and reduce stress.
 TOP TIP :   CREATE A LEARNING TIMETABLE. Scheduling time for learning as well as relaxation in manageable chunks.


3 USE MULTIPLE LEARNING METHODS   A study by Judy Willis suggests that "The more regions of the brain that store data about a subject, the more interconnection there is" So using more than one learning method helps us retain more information.
 TOP TIP :   COMBINE LEARNING METHODS for the same subject listen to a podcast, examine a diagram and talk to a friend about your learnings.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

4 BUILD UP PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE   Building practical experience of the subject into your daily life can boost and improve your learning.
 TOP TIP :   SEARCH FOR WAYS TO APPLY YOUR NEW SKILLS   in everyday life i.e. if you want to improve your writing. start a blog Or if you're trying to learn a trade, search for work experience opportunities.


5 DO ONE TASK AT A TIME   Research suggests that multi-tasking can actually hinder the learning process, so you should try to focus on one task at a time.
 TOP TIP :   DO QUICK MENTAL ACTIVITIES   such as counting backwards or playing rhyming games to loosen up your mind and make you more receptive to new information.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

6TEST YOURSELF REGULARLY   Studies have highlighted higher information retention rates in those who regularly self-test compared with those who don't.
 TOP TIP :   LOOK FOR ONLINE QUIZZES   or memory test in your chosen subject area to test your knowledge.


7REWARD YOURSELF   Research suggests that reward motivation improves memory function through the release of dopamine in the brain, meaning little incentives can go a long way.
 TOP TIP :   SPLIT YOUR LEARNING SCHEDULE INTO CHUNKS   and reward yourself with a break or a tasty treat after completing each one.


8DON'T BE TEMPTED TO CRAM   Studies show that spacing out your learning and reviewing information periodically is better for retaining information for longer whereas cramming is only mildly effective in the short-term.
 TOP TIP :   GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME   to fully absorb the information before a deadline.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

9TAKE REGULAR BREAKS   Taking short but regular breaks has been shown to help keep your brain focused on the task at hand.
 TOP TIP :   SET AN ALARM   to go off every 30-45 minutes and take a 5 minute break form ehat you're doing and don't be tempted to skip any.


10TRY A BRAIN TRAINING PROGRAM   The internet is full of programs that can help you train your brain from the comfort of your own sofa and many are clinically proven to improve memory and recall speed.
 TOP TIP :   SIGN UP FOR PROGRAM   such as Brain HQ or use apps like luminosity for daily brain exercises.


11TURN WORDS INTO IMAGERY   Learning experiments have shown that imagining clear visual images can help with memorizing short pieces of text.
 TOP TIP :   TRY RE-IMAGINING   a sentence or scenario as a memorable journey with multiple, key events in order to memorize it.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

12VARY YOUR SESSION   Research suggests that varying your study sessions can prevent your brain from switching off and keep the session interesting.
 TOP TIP :   SET YOURSELF A TARGET   to have looked at a certain number of different topics in one day. AFTER EACH   of your 5 minute breaks. pick up a different topic.


13TEACH OTHERS   Teachers have reported that teaching something to other people is one of the best ways of learning something.
 TOP TIP :   TRANSLATE   what you've learned into your own words to make sure you understand it. ASK FAMILY   or friends if they'd be happy to act as student guinea pigs.


14PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS   Studies show that unsuitable surroundings can negatively impact upon how well you learn and retain information.
 TOP TIP :   MAKE SURE   your learning environment is clean, tidy and at a pleasant temperature. GO SOMEWHERE NEW   such as a cafe or a different room in the house for a change of scenery.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

15TRICK YOURSELF INTO ENJOYING A TASK   Many studies have shown that simply taking a smile can positively affect our emotions, so applying this to learning can help make it a positive experience.
 TOP TIP :   MAKE YOURSELF LAUGH   or smile while attempting a learning task, or ask others to join in to create a more positive experience.


16USE MNEMONIC DEVICES TO COMPRESS INFORMATION   Mnemonic devices such as acronyms, rhymes or creating siagrams compress information and make it easier to digest and memorize.
 TOP TIP :   TRY DIFFERENT MNEMONIC METHODS   of summarizing and compressing information and test yourself to see which one works for you best.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

YOUR BODY   So you have fine turned your mental efforts, But it doesn't stop there.Taking good care of your body can also Boost Your learning.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

17GET REGULAR EXERCISE   Studies show that getting just 15 minutes of exercise can improve your memory and the ability to think clearly.
 TOP TIP :   IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO CONCENTRATE.   Try going for a brisk walk or doing a short gym workout to help clear your mind.


18GET PLENTY OF SLEEP   Scientific research has shown that a lack of sleep can negatively affect brain function and cause you to make more errors in daily tasks.
 TOP TIP :   SET YOURSELF AN APPROPRIATE TIME Where you agree to stop working and get a good night's sleep. Otherwise your learning ability and memory skills will suffer.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

19SOCIALIZE & SHARE   Talking about your thoughts and leanings with others has been known to help people process and understand their thoughts.
 TOP TIP :   AT THE END OF A LEARNING SESSION   Spend some time chatting with friends and summarizing your dayORGANIZE A STUDY GROUPto help each other stay focused and discuss findings.


20EAT MORE CHOCOLATE-YES, REALLY   Eating dark chocolate makes your brain produce dopamine,a chemical that aids faster learning and memory.
 TOP TIP :   IF YOU'VE GOT A DIFFICULT TASK AHEAD Eat a few squares of dark chocolate that contain at least 70% cocoa - but don't overdo it!


21MEDITATE   Scientific studies show that meditation can improve your attention span, making learning sessions even more productive.
 TOP TIP :   LEARN TO MEDITATE Using classes or apps like Buddhify and Headspace. BEGIN each learning lesson with a period of meditation


25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

22CONSUME MORE OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS   Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acid have been shown to help the brain control learning and memory functions.
 TOP TIP :   EAT OILY FISH   such as salmon and mackerel, and snack on walnuts, peanuts and pumpkin seeds through the day.


23DRINK MORE WATER  Staying hydrated has been shown to boost your brain responsiveness and mental processing ability.
 TOP TIP :   BUY   an easily portable water bottle and keep it topped up at all times. EAT MORE FRUITS Like watermelon and strawberries they're also full of water.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

24DO YOGA  People who practice yoga report fewer cognitive mistakes such as errors in memory or perception compared with those who don't.
 TOP TIP :   INVEST IN A YOGA MAT   And spend some time learning basic yoga routines. USE APPS 5 minute yoga or down dog to learn new routines.


25TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY  Picking up hobbies that are unrelated to your learning topic can help your brain progress what it has learned and can also increase the brain's grey matter.
 TOP TIP :   TRY TAKING UP AN ACTIVITY   That requires a lot of concentration such as learning to play a new musical instrument or dancing to increase brain function.

25 WAYS TO LEARN FASTER

SO what's next on your learning list? Which tricks like these up your sleeve there's nothing stopping you from achieving your next goal, and fast!

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