Learning never ends.
In this post, we present a list of learning techniques that can be applied by everyone to promote their learning experience.
1) REREADING TECHNIQUE
Rereading means studying the information many times until you get it very well. Not everyone understands the first time they read a piece of work. Don’t hesitate to read and reread until you comprehend.
2) HIGHLIGHTING AND UNDERLINING
The highlighting technique speaks of emphasizing points in the material you are reading. You can make use of a colored pen or pencil highlighters. This method helps you when reading through the next time and when revising.
3) VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUE
You can employ your imagination to help in the learning exercise. Visualization means using your mind to create pictures and play videos of the subject you are learning in your mind.
Applying the visualization technique helps in the learning experience.
4) KEYWORD MNEMONICS
Mnemonics are systems of remembering something by following a particular pattern. It may be a pattern of ideas or letters.
You can also employ mnemonics to learn better.
A well-known example is the MR NIGER D used to represent the characteristics of living things.
5) SUMMARIZATION TECHNIQUE
Summarization means to put together the main points of something. After reading a portion of the material you’re studying, remove the unnecessary components and summarize the relevant aspects of the resource material.
This technique helps you sieve through the supporting facts to get the central point in a given material.
6) SELF EXPLANATION TECHNIQUE
This technique involves generating explanations for new information.
In this technique, you teach yourself in the same way, a teacher would in a classroom until you have gotten a firm grasp of the subject.
7) THE SELF INTERROGATIVE TECHNIQUE
It involves constantly asking yourself ‘why’ as you read.
Even though this technique is time-consuming, it is very effective in planting information in your subconscious mind.
As you read and come across new ideas and concepts, you don’t just take them in without querying them and trying to get patterns and reasons from them.
8) PRACTICE TESTING
Try out different types of problems when you learn.
Don’t be afraid of Practice testing, it exposes your areas of weaknesses that need improvement for better efficiency.
Trying out as many tests as possible on a given subject helps you shift what you’ve learned from your short-term memory to your long-term memory.
Which technique works best for you?
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