Cutting your study time while getting better results by studying smart not just hard, this is intended for all kinds of students.
This is for anyone who wants to study with ease enjoyment and effectiveness.
Four things to stop and four things to start.
Number 1: I want you to stop multitasking
Many of you believe that doing two things at once or three things at once and you’re not actually multitasking because every single time you switch from one task to anther, you have to regain your focus and your flow, it can take anywhere from five minutes to 20 minutes, so the more accurate term is not multitasking, it’s actually called task switching, but takes more time, less productive and there’s more errors.
Number 2: I want you to stop distractions
In order for you to soar to the head of your class, you must focus, turn you phone off, put it on airplane mode.
You can also use self-control app if you’re going to have your phone there, you can block everything except for the sites you need for your work.
Number 3: I want you to stop scramming.
Many people don’t study for days or weeks and then they’ll pull an all-nighter they’ll go six or seven hours straight which is really bad because you need sleep, that’s where you consolidate or to long term memory, but the big mistake that students are making I see over and over again is they study for too long a period without taking a break.
As you body move, you brain grew.
Takes advantage of two of very important memory principles that we teach in quick recall, it’s called primacy and recency.
Primacy says you tend to remember something in the begining, recency says you tend to remeber stuff towards the end.
Meaning that I gave you a list of 30 words and you didn’t have some of these memory techniques, you probably remember the words in the begining primacy, or the words towards the end which are recency.
So what happens is if you study for 6 hours straight with no breaks, you remeber the information towards the begining and towards the end, but there’s huge dip in between for all that time, and benefit of taking breaks every 30 mins or 45 mins whatever you choose to break is you create more beginnings and more ends, so you could recover a lot of that information.
Number 4: I am going to ask you to Stop is to hack this thing called acretia
Acretia is the state of acting against your own better judgment and Socrates was said to have asked precisely how is it possible that if one judges action to be the best course of action, why would anyone one do anything other than that.
You want to major in major thing, focusing on 80/20 rule, Pareto’s principle, focus on 20% of thing that will produce 80% of result or the reward.
Now I am going to give you the four things that you want to start.
Number 1: I want you to practive what we call active recall, instead of reading testbook, I want you close the book and recall or recite all that you could remember. Because there’s difference between recognition and recollection.
There is big difference between recognition and recollection time.
Many time you rereading that chapter over again, you actually delude yourself thinking that you remember this information when you’re really just recognizing it in front of you because recognizing requires a trigger for you to remember something and you may not get that on a test you probably very won’t like you looking at the contest.
So study actively with the focus on recollection and quiz yourself, don’t just glance over your notes your highlighted notes.
Number 2: I would say is start doing spaced repetition.
What spaced repetition is you want to be able to space out your studying into intervals like when you are working out. Separeting the information reviewing it through intervals like reviewing in an hour later a day later, a week later, it helps to take it from short-term to long term memory.
Number 3: To start using your sense of smell
A lot of people don’t realize that your environment get anchored to the information that you’re learning
You can’t always bring the environment into the place.
It’s all obviouusly better to study in the room that you’re going to take the exam because you’re unconsciously an anchor that to the temperature to the lighting to the smells, all of that will get anchored to the information but we can’t always do that so what you’re going to is you’re going to take the environment in there with you.
One of most powerful ways of doing that actually most connected for your memory out of your senses that your sense of smell
Number 4: To start doing is to listen to music
Not the music that will distract you, not the heavy metal, not rap
Research done at Stanford School of Medicine says that playing certain type of music like classical music especially from the Baroque era. It’s 60 beats per minute which is also harmonizes with the resting heart rate and that could actually help accelerate the students to engage parts of your brain to help you pay attention and predictions.
It puts you into what they call an alpha state a brainwave state where you’re relaxed and aware, not to mention listen to music and improve your mood and change your whole outlook and study in general.
Sharpen the saw