Everyone wants to become a fast learner, whether you are learning a new language or playing a musical instrument. Learning new things in less time is always beneficial for you. But the problem that arises after learning is how to retain everything you learn. There are million of books available for the students, but most of them are written in such a way which made it difficult for the students to understand, as a result they cram the concepts to pass in exam. The series of Anew Insight books contains well-researched information in the simplest way which enable the students to grasp even the smallest concepts in a lesser time. The key to advanced learning is not about spending more hours in cramming, but boosting the effectiveness of time spent in learning.
Let’s find out the tips that will help you to retain the information with Anew Insight Books.
Books, classroom lectures and other non-interactive learning methods results in 80% to 95% of the information going in one ear and leaking out the other. The point is, instead of forcing the brain on how to remember more information with passive methods, focus your time, energy and resources on participatory methods that have proven to deliver more effective results in less time.
Never study continuously – The ability of our brain to retain information reduces after every 30 minutes. Go for a break after every 25-30 minutes and engage yourself with fun activities or something which boosts your mind. Studying continuously can reduce your brain’s ability to remember.
Have a study area – It is very important to decide where to study because your surroundings can distract you. Like, study in bed makes you feel sleepy, study in front of the TV vanish your concentration power and you cannot retain it for a longer time. And the most important one, especially for girls, never study in a room which have a mirror. It can distract you more than anything else. Choosing a studying area is very important.
Say no to cramming – We always say that, we forget what we studied in last semester. The reason is we forget only that information which we cannot understand or which we cram. To retain something in our mind, it must be clearly impressed on the brain. Schedule study sessions and review information in the mind. Cramming can be avoided by clearing the concepts.
Teach someone else – The best way to retain any information is teaching someone else. It helps you to organize the concepts which you have gone through during learning and you will approach the concepts systematically rather than just learning. Define new terms and give real life examples. The best way to retain information is by teaching others.
Relate to what you already know – Whenever you learn something which is completely new, try to connect it with something which you have already learned. The researchers explained, “The availability and accessibility of previous knowledge, made it easier to retain new incoming information”. Try to relate with real life examples.
Accept your mistakes – We all feel proud when we accomplish a task without making a mistake. But the reality is; a research shows that making mistakes while learning benefits memory. Because when you make a mistake to find out the right answer, you are more likely to remember the information later on.
You learn from your mistakes. This may be complex for you initially, but once you make it a habit you will be able to remember 90% of everything you learn.