Are you on the hunt for some great study tips? Are you thinking about enrolling in one of our courses? Are you just starting one of our courses? Either way, these study tips will prepare you for your online learning journey, and be ready to work from home in no time!
These study tips will give you advice on how to prepare yourself mentally and physically for your online course load. Check out our study tips below, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Did you know it’s not enough to read something and expect to remember it? Our brains learn better slowly over time. That’s why cramming will work for something in the short term, but you will lose that information in the long term.
It’s crucial to quiz yourself on the information you’ve learned to retain it. Try studying for around thirty minutes and then quiz yourself on the information you’ve learned. Repeat this every half hour, and once you’ve finished studying for the day, quiz yourself on all the information you covered for that day. We bet you’ll recall that information faster and retain it for longer!
Depending on your course, we recommend a set amount of hours to work on your program a week. These recommended hours are for many reasons, but one is to get you studying every day, so you have the best chance to complete the program and retain more information. If you set time aside to learn each day, you won’t be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work you have left in the course.
Your goal is to work from home. Think of studying as little, tinier goals or steps you need to reach the big goal. If you don’t keep working on it, you will fall behind. Don’t lose sight of your goal!
Memorization isn’t as effective as understanding. If you understand something, you can apply what you’ve learned to new situations. By focusing on learning concepts rather than memorizing facts, you’ll retain more information and be able to use it later.
This trick is like the secret to all study tips. Teaching someone else something in your course that you’re learning will help you learn faster. This is because you’ll be repeating the information and essentially teaching it to yourself by explaining it to others who might not understand the material. It’s the greatest brain hack there is when it comes to learning.
Reviewing what you’ve learned at the end of each week will make you more likely to retain the information. Take all those quizzes you’ve made for yourself (or if you haven’t been writing them down, you should be) and test yourself with them at the end of the week. This is a great refresher, and you’ll be more likely to recall information later.
If you’re not a fan of quizzing yourself after every study block, summarizing what you learned is a great alternative. We recommend writing everything you can remember on a piece of paper about what you just read at the end of each day. Try reading this summary a few times and quizzing yourself on what you’ve remembered from each lesson at the end of the week.
If you haven’t seen our other post 6 Powerful Apps For Studying To Upgrade Your Learning, you should check it out now! Usually, getting rid of your phone and distractions is a great way to make sure you’re focusing on your work, but in some cases, these apps might lend you a helping hand. They can help you focus, help with note-taking, planning, studying, and as a place to jot down your ideas! Use these apps only if they will not become a hindrance to your studies.
As mentioned previously, we suggest a certain amount of hours be put towards your course each day, depending on which program you might be taking. Take a look at your schedule and find the best optimal times that you can work on your course and block it out. Keeping a weekly or monthly calendar may help you visualize this better. Be sure to block out a little extra time for a small break after each study session, your brain will thank you.
What are your best studying strategy tips for online learning? If you’re currently enrolled in one of our courses or looking into one, how do you think these tips will help you? Do you think you could easily add these studying strategies to your routine? Let us know in the comments below!