1. Your Mindset
The root of all success lies in the mind. What you want to achieve, will materialize if have a clear mindset. A clear mindset will create the purpose for any action. A clear purpose will burn the desire for success.
2. Know Your Learning Style
Most of us have three dominant ways of learning. If we are a Visual person, we tend to learn through the use of images (mind maps would be great) and videos. Our learning aids should support our preferred way of learning. We could also be an Auditory person. An auditory person likes to listen. Background music, audio recording of lectures and videos with excellent audio would probably be a great help. Lastly, if you are a Kinesthetic person, you are strong with your feelings. Your learning aids may have different textured papers and models in which you could create the sensation of touch. Therefore different learning aids have different impact to preferred mode of learning.
3. Create the Best Environment for Success
To be productive in studying for exams and to learn faster, many students would prefer a conducive environment – relatively quiet and in comfort. You would need all these to stay in-focus. Focus on what you are studying, is of essential for success. Your mind must be in sync with the physical surroundings for it to be at its best.
4. Manage Time – It is Your Most Critical Asset for Success
There is a limit to which our body and mind could stay focus. It is recommended by many to keep a learning session approximately two hours. Then you should take a breather.
5. Have a Good Rest
Rest is important. Danger is lurking round corners for students who put in everything in the eleventh hours, running without a decent sleep and off he goes to the exam hall…. and he snooze his way through the 3-hour exam session. Have a good sleep, and have a good break between study sessions – relax your mind. You could do this by watching TV, jog around the neighborhood or go to the park.
The magic in studying smart and learning faster lies in you. It is about how you study and how you manage yourself. With the right mindset and purpose, you will mange yourself to greater success in life.