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Today we’re going to talk about ten study habits
that pay off or study habits that I’ve implemented into
my history degree or my master’s thesis.
So either way, these are
all things that I have done in the past.
and I can guarantee that it will make a difference
if you try them.
Sometimes you see me looking down,
it’s because I have my script right here.
And I’m still not used to this,
filming in front of the camera things.
So this video is going to be a little awkward.
So my first tip is to develop a study plan
or a study guide for your course.
This’s something you can do easily
when your teachers or professors handouts the syllabi.
The syllabi is basically an overview of the chapters
and the content you’re going to be lectured
on doing the semester,
so creating a plan beforehand will be really helpful.
so you can understand what you can study
what kind of study sessions you can schedule beforehand.
And overall, it will give you a good impression
of what you need to study
when and to the amount of that dedicated to
each section of your plan.
The second habit you should implement right away
is learning how to read outside of
the mandatory readings or the mandatory books.
Currently online you have tons of articles of papers and journals
and talk about an infinite number of topics on the research field.
Knowing your way around these kinds of academic papers
and complementing all your military materials with these kinds of readings
will grant a new level of depth to your answers
in exams or midterms,
and it will pay off in the long term.
The third habit is to learn how to time match your spelling
according to the course.
This is actually something that I did not do in law school
when I started doing in my history degree.
And as if now I feel like it’s paying off.
So what need to know is instead of
dividing each study section for course or per subject,
I tried to dedicate each day of the week
to a certain specific subject.
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So that means, for instance, in my case in history
I tried to on Monday study for pre-classical history
on Tuesdays for classical history
on Wednesdays for prehistoric history and so on.
Batching for each type of topic or course
allows you to keep the same mindset throughout your study session.
Instead of constantly breaking your focus
because you have to study for different things.
And you need a different mindset for each type of course
by maintaining the same mindset throughout the entire session.
You are actually able to be way more productive
and your work in a shorter amount of time.
In fourth place we have preparing classes.
I think this is so important
because preparing a class before hands
makes your lectures count so much more on the long run.
Preparing for a class basically means that
in case your professor provides any materials beforehand,
you skim for your materials,
you look at the powerpoints,
you try to make some notes
But overall you can go to your lecture
and already know what it’s going to be about.
And you’re way much more prepared
to understand whatever information is going to do lecture
and your notes will be way more organized
because you can already predict what kind of structure
the lecture is going to have.
My fifth habit is to do review on weekends only.
When I was in law school, at least
I definitely did not have my Saturdays available for fun stuff.
so Saturdays were my review day.
And Sundays were the days I could dedicate for family life
to be with friends, my hobbies and so on.
However Saturday is a really good day for you
to gather all of the materials
and all of your notes from the week,
and start reading them and understand how they interconnect
and how they relate to other sources
like your text books, articles.
The best way to manage your times as students
is to time batch your studying the week
and then on the Saturday make a major review session
on the morning or in the afternoon.
So you can really consolidate all that information
and then start a new week with a fresh start
without worrying about not understanding previously learned material.
My seventh tip is to create your personal studying or learning area.
I know that thought everyone has the ability
to create a study space in their home.
And you need to go outside from library or to your school.
I remember that when I was in high school,
I always went to the same library
and I always pick the same table.
Having that specific space is safe for me,
despite not being at home always put me into the mood
I think you can do this either in your current school,
in your library, in your home and so on.
Just try to customize it as much as you can
and create a habit of going there.
Tip number eight or tip of habit number eight is
to use your dominant learning style.
Everyone has a dominant learning style even when your teachers
tell you to listen to them without writing notes.
That’s usually a mistake,
if you are not an audit of learner.
I’m not an audit of learner.
When I’m writing and creating visual aids for my learning methods
that’s when I can retain to information the better.
If you’re like me you will always benefit from
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visual aids, tables, diagrams and so on.
If you’re an auditive learner,
perhaps that’s kind of visual aids will actually distract you.
So you need to understand
when and how you can memorize information better.
Do not fight against yourself.
If you’re an additive learner,
you should not be trying to make study materials all the time,
because it will do more harm than good.
Habits number nine is to use critical thinking to your benefit.
Critical thinking mainly means that when you’re in a lecture
or you’re reading a textbook or an article,
you’re actually thinking about the subject.
You are just not accepting whatever you’re reading.
You are analyzing it and you’re criticizing it.
You can then transport all that personal analyzing into paper.
And actually creating those notes creates a difference connection
between whatever you’re reading or whatever you’re listening to
and the interpretation you are making of it.
That interpretation then you make you feel
way more aware of the materials.
And in your evaluation,
despite it being a paper, a test, or an exam,
you’ll actually remember that part way much more,
because you’ve used that critical thinking.
Finally you need to practice active learning.
Active learning basically means that
you should actually be doing stuff
in order to learn whatever you need to learn.
Instead of just passively reading your textbooks,
or instead of just passively listening to people,
or passively writing notes without even noticing whatever you’re writing,
you should try to do some problem solving on your own.
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