Oh, in today’s episode, I’m going to be going through a few hacks in terms of how you can get more out of your study sessions, but spend less time studying last, right You heard me correct. Less time studying. So how many times have you come across that individual who for three quarters of the year was nowhere to be seen. And then when it comes to exam period, suddenly they decided to come out of hibernation. When it comes to the most effective way of studying research has actually found that our brains process things a lot better and a lot more efficiently when we do things or study for things in short bursts, as opposed to trying to cram a lot of information, all in one goal. See the myth is that if we start revising a lot closer to the exam, then we’re more likely to retain that piece of information.
Let me assure you right now. This is actually counter intuitive to how our brains actually work. Can imagine your brain as being like this cup of water right now, by adding extra pieces of information will have an effect, but only up to a certain point beyond that point, by adding more pieces of information, your brain can no longer synthesize this and will therefore go on overdrive. The thing is when you’re learning your brain is undergoing a process of where it’s trying to connect different areas of the brain and create what we call signups. The pieces of information are being interlinked and where you can actually retain pieces of information when you’re cramming going formation in. You’re not allowing that time and that rest period to enable those connections to form and thereby effectively wasting time and effort in the process. This is why it’s so crucial for you to have a good night’s rest prior to an exam so that your brain can then forge these connections, which enabled you to retain and record pieces of information.
A lot more fluidly, calm the exam day. Another key area where we tend to lose a lot of time on is when we’re actually studying for something. We have too many topics that we’re looking into or too many subjects that we’re focusing on at one particular time. And this can stretch us out and take us off different tangents, where we end up wasting more time instead of focusing on one task at a time and being a lot more efficient in the process. My last and final step is for you to go out there and practice, practice, and practice some more. I cannot emphasize this enough purely because I’ve been a culprit of this myself and I feel as though I could have benefited from this a lot more. So here at 18, one of the things that we’ve actually implemented is to test our students on a regular basis.
And this has played a huge part of the success of the results that we’ve been able to attain here by going through past papers, you become more acquainted and familiar with the questions and the setting of the test itself and that in the process that reduces anxiety and stress levels. So by doing this, you’ll be able to save time in the long run and also get better results from your study sessions. I hope you find some of those tips quite useful that you can not go ahead and implement them into your own study sessions. My name is amine and I will catch up with you another time.