10 Easy Study Techniques for Smart Learning

10 Easy Study Techniques for Creative and Smart Learning

The common techniques of studying can often be boring. Although they are fundamental to learning and must not be completely discarded- one can always add fun and creatives ways of learning to their everyday routine. So, here’s a list that combines the classics as well new and innovative ways of learning.

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The Classics

Notes– Taking notes during classes are one of the most important aspects of smart learning. Our brains retain written and visual information more efficiently than information that comes to us verbally. Class notes always come in handy- be it for revision on daily basis or just before exams.

 Organization– Organization is the key to being efficient and effective. A clean and clear space makes way for a clear head- which is great for a study session!

Drawing– Visual diagrams are a vital part of studying- diagrams help one retain information in a clear and systematic way.

Underlining– This is one of the most used ways of highlighting important information by students all over the world- underlining makes sure that relevant information is available for quick and fast revisions.

Quizzes– Taking quizzes or solving previous year question papers are a great way to prepare for any exam.

The Unconventional and Smart Ways

Mind Maps– A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. It is somewhat like a chart-diagram with symbols, key words, colors and images to explain and remember concepts.

For more info on mind maps and how to use them go to https://www.mindmapping.com/

Flashcards – Flash Cards are smart visual aid tools. They are memory boosting cards which contain information on them for easy and quick revision- which is best done with short gaps between each revision.

For more info on flashcards and how to use them go to https://www.edudigm.in/blog/be-your-own-tutor/

Case Study – Studying using the example of case study is a great way to understand concepts clearly and in detail. Case studies make use of real world examples, on hand experience and in-depth research to help one understand events, concepts or phenomena in detail.

For more info on case study go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_study

Brainstorming – Brainstorming is a great way to understand concepts by expanding your ideas through debates and discussions and to find solutions to problems. A group activity- brainstorming functions through the exchange of ideas. 

For more info on brainstorming go to https://www.mindtools.com/brainstm.html

Mnemonics – Mnemonics a smart memory trick that works by association, which can help one to remember a large amount of information through a short symbolic representation like a letter, phrase, rhymes or word-abbreviations.

For more info on mnemonics and how to use them go to https://www.learningassistance.com/2006/january/mnemonics.html