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5. Take A Study Nap

5. Take A Study Nap

Downtime is important when it comes to retaining what you learn, and getting sleep in between study sessions can boost your recall up to six months later.

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1. Teach Someone Else (Or Just Pretend To)

1. Teach Someone Else (Or Just Pretend To)

If you imagine that you’ll need to teach someone else the material or task you are trying to grasp, you can speed up your learning and remember more.

The expectation changes your mind-set so that you engage in more effective approaches to learning than those who simply lear...

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6. Change It Up

6. Change It Up

When learning a new motor skill, changing the way you practice it can help you master it faster.

In an experiment, participants were asked to learn a computer-based task. Those who used a modified learning technique during their second session performed better than those who repeated the sa...

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2. Learn In Short Bursts of Time

2. Learn In Short Bursts of Time

Anything less than 30 is just not enough, but anything more than 50 is too much information for your brain to take in at one time. Once you’re done, take a five to 10 minute break before you start another session.

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3. Take Notes By Hand

3. Take Notes By Hand

While it’s faster to take notes on a laptop, using a pen and paper will help you learn and comprehend better. When students took notes by hand, they listened more actively and were able to identify important concepts. Taking notes on a laptop, however, leads to mindless transcrip...

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4. Use The Power of Mental Spacing

4. Use The Power of Mental Spacing

While it sounds counterintuitive, you can learn faster when you practice distributed learning, or “spacing.”

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Scientific Backed Ways To Learn Better

Scientific Backed Ways To Learn Better

  1. Learn faster and retain more by imagining that you have to teach someone else what you are learning
  2. Sleeping between two learning sessions greatly improves retention.
  3. Changing the way you practice a new motor skill can help you master it faster.

Study Less Study Smart

  1. Break your study time down in to chunks such as 30 minutes and then take a 5 minute break to keep your brain fresh and awake as you are studying.
  2. Teach what you learn to others. This is one of the big values from study groups.
  3. Know the difference between recollection and rec...

Space out your study sessions

It’s better to distribute the time you have available to study over a greater number of shorter sessions than it is to cram your studying into a single marathon session.

If you have 12 hours to dedicate to a topic, it’s better to study over six two-hour-long sessions th...

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