We live in an instant era. We want everything to get immediately. And, if it is possible, to invest as little effort as possible. We understand that time is money, so we want to spend our time in the best possible way. Because of that, there is a need to learn things faster.
For a lot of people, learning isn’t an interesting process. For most of them, it looks like torture. And, that mindset just prolongs the agony of learning. So, firstly, please change the angle and try to understand that learning can be interesting. The more interesting it is, the faster you’ll absorb knowledge.
Now that you have a better mindset, here are 10 ways that will help you to learn anything faster:
- Make tests
- Pomodoro technique
- Teach someone else
- Take notes by hand
- Try mind maps
- Make your memory castle
- Make connections between new and old information
- Try storytelling
- Sleep (yes, sleep can help you)
- Spaced repetition
Keep reading to find out more about these fantastic ways of fast learning.
1. Make tests
Tests are a good way to see how much do you remember what you learned. Also, it will help you to back up information really fast and show you where is your weakest point. It will save your time and help you to direct your focus on things that are problematic for you.
There are two ways of making those tests. The first is to make it on your own while reading the lecture that you want to learn. The second one is to use Quiz Plus, a website that already has prepared over 300k tests to help you in your learning process.
2. Pomodoro technique
This technique is based on time management. That means 25 minutes for studying and 5 minutes for a break. You can have 4 intervals like this, and then you can have a longer break. Pomodoro technique will train your focus and help you to be faster in learning.
3. Teach someone else
Imagine seven-year-old you in front of you. Now, you have to explain the topic that you are studying. Remember that little kid needs to understand you. So, you need to simplify the topic and explain it in the best possible way. This technique will help you to really understand what you’re talking about and remember it at any time.
4. Take notes by hand
It seems like a slower method, but it is not true. This type of taking notes will help you to retain information faster and with more quality. While writing, your brain processes information and remembers more. During this process, drinking coffee can help you to stay awake and focused.
5. Mind maps
This technique is good for creative and artistic people. You make a map of information that you need to remember. In a center of the paper, you can put the title. After that, you can play with drawing, colors, and information. A fun way of studying.
6. Memory castle
Here’s the thing to imagine that you are in a castle. Every room is for one topic. Every thing in the room can be one important piece of information that you have to remember. It can help you to remember stuff through the picture in your head.
7. Make connections between new and old information.
This is known as associative learning. Always is better when you can make relations between points or concepts. After that, our brain can faster absorb new stuff and understand it in a better way.
Everything is more interesting when you tell it through a fun story. Play with your lecture. Think up a different way of telling the main points. A fun way to learn fast everything that you want!
During sleep time, your brain is working. It stores and groups all the information. So, the more you sleep, the faster you learn. Easy as that!
10. Spaced repetition
When you are starting studying, you need to make sure that you have a plan of repetition. Repetition will show you what you don’t know and what you need to learn more. With a good plan of repetition, you’ll absorb information faster and better.
Studying can be a very interesting and fast process if you know how to do it right. With the amount of patience, you can become a study pro. Just try those methods and don’t forget to have fun. Good luck!
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