How to study
There’s plenty of advice out there on how to study. Here’s what the traditional view says.
The SABC Education site tells us there are four different study methods and that the one you choose depends on the type of content you’re engaged with. They differentiate between Text Book learning, the Problem-solving method, Study Groups and Mind-mapping.
The South African Private Schools “Good Study Tips” says that studying in short, frequent bursts is more effective than sitting for long periods trying to take everything in. They also advise that you prepare your study environment to work for you: try to study in the same room; if you know you’ll need snacks, ensure you have them on hand; if you are easily distracted, reduce distractions by turning off your cell-phone and the television.
The Absa “Surviving School” site advises that you pick a study time and stick to it. The key is to pick a time that suits you and when your brain is at its most active. So if you’re a morning person, try to study then. They also say that transferring your class notes onto your computer improves your long-term memory and reinforces what you learned that day. Study advice on Parent24
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