4 Study Methods
We know how difficult it is to study. It’s a skill in itself but we have put together a list of effective study methods to help you prepare for your exams. Here are 4 methods which you can apply to your study routine to make studying easier; the Protégé Effect, the Pomodoro Technique, the Feynman Technique and the Auditory Learning Technique.
The Protégé Effect
The Protégé effect is where you learn the material by teaching it or pretending to teach it to others. It improves your learning process by increasing your metacognitive processing. Teaching can lead to increased use of learning strategies such as organising the material and seeking out key pieces of information. It can lead to increased motivation to learn as people often put in more effort to learn for those they are teaching rather than themselves. Teaching improves your communication skills, confidence and leadership ability, all of which are desirable traits when looking for employment.
The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management and productivity technique. It involves 25 minutes of focused work and rewarding yourself with a 5 minute break. This is called a Pomodoro. After completing 4 pomodoros you take a 15-20 minute break and begin the process again. The benefits of this technique are short breaks to help stay focused and prevent you from losing control of your thoughts and tracking daily progress improving self-awareness and productivity.
Here’s how to use the Pomodoro method:
The Feynman Technique
The Feynman Technique is a simple way of approaching anything new you want to learn. This is where you learn the information and are able to explain it in simpler terms or in a variety of ways. There are 4 steps to the Feynman method and are as follows:
Auditory Learning Technique
Auditory learning is when you retain information when it is presented throught sound and speech. There are 8 learning strategies and are as follows:
Read your homework out loud. If you’re given an essay or a reading to do, it's better to read it aloud. It will verbally reinforce what you are reading.
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