Doing everything like everybody every day is boring even when you are just writing it. And yet is easy to fall into this trap when you are studying. It seems that all that you have to do is to go to your class, listen to your teacher, take notes, go home, do your homework, prepare your assignments, do your exams, and hope for the best.
But the only thing that we seem to accomplish while doing it is to hate school, college, university, or any other educational institution, and everything else related to it. So if you don’t want that something that takes up so much of your day makes you feel so miserable, you should try and think out-of-the-box, so that you can improve your study process.
Yes, the first thing that you will need to do to improve your study process is stopping studying altogether. And this is because if you don’t take breaks from time to time, your brain will overload and get to the point where it can’t take in anything else.
So do your maths when it comes to how much time you spare for studying per day and per week and make room for plenty of fun activities, hobbies, and interests.
Teach your teddy bear
This sounds very childish, but it works. Sharing what you have learned with an audience, even with a toy, will help you to make sense of your ideas, and to get them organized in your head.
And, in case you are wondering, it has to be done out loud, and not in your mind. You will also be able to notice any missing parts so that you can look for the answers to your doubts long before your exams.
Try old methods
Our study process is getting more and more technological, and this is great. Nowadays, we can do research online, try some e-learning videos, and use video-games as a resource.
But yet we shouldn’t feel like these are the only ways to learn. Sometimes, a change of scenario is all that you need, and your local library will be your place to be. You can also try handwriting your assignments, drawing your maps, or anything else that help you to boost your creativity.
Watch more TV
You probably have been told me many times that you should turn off the TV and do your homework. That TV would destroy your ability to learn and to be innovative.
But the truth is that it has never been properly proved, plus many people have learned a lot from what they watched on TV. The point here is that you choose the right shows and movies, those that will inspire you and give you some tips about what you are studying – this approach especially works for history, geography, arts, psychology, and sociology, among other subjects.
Each person is different, and the same applies to their study process. Despite the fact that you still have to follow the rules and meet the expectations of the educational institution you are attending, you still can think outside-the-box and find out which techniques will help you to learn faster and more efficiently such as those suggested above.