means studying and studying takes time. Though for some students , it
can take less time than others. Why are some students faster ?The question
really is how to study bettermeaning learning, retaining, understanding
..and even the abstract notion of enjoying it accomplished ?
Well, there is a field called Accelerated Learning, originally
started by a book called Super Learning (or sometimes spelled Superlearning)
by Ostrander & Associates Superlearning Inc. This field is all
about learning more in less time. This book originally studied a method
for learning languages by a Bulgarian man named Dr. Georgi Lozanov who
used music, suggestion, visualization and other techniques to get students
to learn better. Despite the books claims, the results havent been
replicated outside Lozanovs classroom. So be cautious. Accelerated
Learning is a broad term used by many, effective or not.
The real question that we answer here for you , me and the
rest of us students wanting to learn is how to study better and faster
So Here you go, for all students everywhere wanting to learn
Study Skill Principle #1
Environment is everything. Good music helps , usually instrumental music
works better as the words can sometimes distract. Use your judgement.
Music for learning has been well documented in studies with positive results
for learning better and faster.
Study Skill Principle #2
Concentration and focus are key. If your mind is on other things while
you pretend to be looking at a book, you are only fooling yourself. Getting
focused is key. Reaching a high state of mental focus and total concentration
is something most of us have not been trained on, though it can be learned.
Learn concentration well and you will learn much faster. That goes for
anything..School, sports, skills...anything.
Study Skill Principle #3
Review. Dr. Jeannette Vos, coauthor of the Learning Revoluton, discusses
the principle of reviewing multiple times in short sessions is much more
effective than one big study session.
In other words, If you study something on day 1 for one
hour. Review it the next day, day 2 for 15 minutes. Then study it again
day 4 for 15 min. Day 7 for 10 minutes, day 14 for 5-10 minutes and perhaps
a month after as well. You will retain and permanently store this info
for future use. Much more effective than one session for 2 hours which
accumulative is about the same amount of time.
Study Skill Principle #4
Read faster = study less. Many speed reading programs now flood the market.
A few good ones, many are marginal. Choose one that incorporates recall
methods such as mind mapping, accelerated learning music, concentration
skills and of course reading faster. Reading Genius® is one such course,
it even includes a music CD and also shows how to even use dreaming to
recall what you have studied.
Study Smarter, Not Harder!
I hope that helps.