Study Methods: What Works and What Doesn’t


I talk a lot about study techniques and methods on this channel, but I’ve never ranked them in terms of which methods are the most efficient and worth using and which maybe aren’t so effective. So I’m gonna go for the 10 most common study methods and I chose the 10 most common study methods because there’s a good chance that you guys use some of them and I’ll give you my own opinion on whether or not they work 경찰법학과.

For me. Now, this is a video based on my personal preferences and we all study and memorize information in different ways. So let me know in the comments which study methods you put in the s tier and which you’d put in the detail: the Feinman technique.

The final technique is a method of memorization where you learn a more complex concept and then you break it down into simple terminology, and then you teach it to someone who knows nothing about the subject, the idea is that if you can explain a very complex concept, So that, essentially a five-year-old can understand it, then it probably means that you understand it on a good enough level to answer any exam questions that might come up on it and also the idea of teaching someone.

Something will allow you to learn the information on a far deeper level too. So how effective is it for me? Personally, it was extremely effective. A lot of the time at university. I would be asked quite often to explain some concepts that some of my friends maybe didn’t understand, and so unintentionally, I used the farming technique quite a lot and because it was so effective, I’ve got to put it as an arts study method like 경찰법학과.

There are some incredibly effective study methods on this list, more so than the Feynman technique, which I explained later on in the video. So I can’t quite put this as an sts study method, but if you’ve never tried this method of studying, it’s super effective.

So I give it a go and it’s kind of fun to explain to someone and communicate with someone while studying, is far more engaging and fun than reading a thick black-and white textbook past papers.

So earlier I said that some study methods are more effective than the Feynman technique, and this is one of them. Using past papers go straight to sta and if there was a tier higher than s, I’d probably put it in that.

But although this method is so effective, it was surprising, at least to me how many students didn’t use exam papers to study for their exams, and in my opinion that was a massive mistake. There are so many reasons why you should be using exam pass papers to revise if you have access to them.

Firstly, it allows you to get used to the structure of the exam paper in the language that they use and the types of questions that might be asked. You’ll also understand better the allocation of marks and marking scheme that will be used because a subject’s exam papers tend to have the same exam structure and finally, going through a past paper in exam conditions.

Helps you work on your time management so when it does come to the real exam, you know roughly how long you have for each section, and if you mark your answers yourself using the marking criteria, you can analyze to see any gaps in your knowledge that you Can then focus on to revision on so exam pass papers? The easiest study method to put on the sta shelf is youtube videos youtube is an amazing resource for studying, and I think it’s quite an underutilized resource.

I don’t think enough. People know just how powerful youtube can be for exam revision, so youtube can be used for a vision in several ways. Firstly, study motivation, and videos, they’re great, if you’re feeling, unmotivated or tired, and you just need that extra push.

Secondly, if you’re having problems understanding any key 상지대 경찰법학과 concepts in your course or maybe you don’t understand something your lecturer talked about – or maybe you want to dive deeper into a particular topic.

Youtube is a great resource in doing that because there are videos on here about pretty much anything and everything. And finally, the third-way youtube is helpful for study tips, and it’s probably why you’re watching this video right now, you can learn how to study more efficiently, and how to achieve higher grades.

How to keep yourself disciplined and motivated. It is a ridiculously useful resource, so I’m going to put it as an A-tier resource and there are two main reasons why it doesn’t quite reach the S-tier.

Firstly, the youtube algorithm does everything it can to keep you on the platform. So, while you’re watching educational videos, it’s really easy to click on something, not so educational, and before you know it you’re procrastinating again, and the second reason is that youtube is a passive form of content consumption.

How many times have you watched a youtube video on how not to procrastinate, but then you clicked off the video and continued to procrastinate or how many times have you watched a video on effective study methods but then never actually implemented those methods, because it’s a passive form of content consumption.

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So all the study methods so far have been either ata or sta and rote learning. Unfortunately, has to go in the d to shelf, because rote learning is a memorization technique based on repetition, the idea being that the more you repeat, the material, the better you’ll, be able to understand it and remember it.

The problem I have with this study method is that it’s just not efficient. I talk quite often about why it’s important to study hard but also to study smart. I made a whole video on it. You can click on the pop-up banner above to watch.

It and written learning just isn’t a smart way of learning, because when you’re reading over the same information again and again and again it can be incredibly tedious, and so you get bored. Therefore, you don’t process the information and that’s the problem right there.

You learn and memorize things by processing the information and then recalling it at a later date. Now, rote learning has its place if you’re using this method, then make sure that you’re actively thinking about what you’re learning and ask yourself questions about the material.

Why does this happen? Why does that happen as long as you’re asking yourself questions constantly and thinking about what you’re reading, then it could be bumped up to the c or even the b tier but rote learning by itself, just repeating the material over and over.

Definitely on the d shelf, mind maps, I’m sure. Most of you know what mind 경찰법학과 maps are, but just in case you don’t they’re graphical ways to represent ideas and concepts that help you think visually and they also help structure information to better analyze and understand it.

Now, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t use mind maps that much at university I’ll, tell you why I’m not much of a visual learner mind mapping presents information visually, so it’s a great study method for people that learn and memorize things visually, But for me personally, I never used them that much as a result, I’m going to put it as a ct at study method, but remember this is just what personally works for me.

I know people that swear by mind maps and for them it would go straight to the sts shelf, but for me personally, ct social learning, and by social learning I mean studying with friends either with just one friend or in a small study group.

Now this is a difficult one. I was going to put it as a b tier study method because discussing and engaging with other students on more complex concepts or even just explaining to another student, some of the material.

You are inadvertently implementing the Feynman technique too, which is a great study method in itself, and if you have any questions, you can ask the other students in the group which can save you hours rather than spending hours stuck on a problem when you’re Studying by yourself, but more importantly, and maybe above everything else, it’s just a more fun and engaging way to study, and if we enjoy our studying, we far more likely to do it and the knowledge we learn is more likely to stick because, let’s be honest, Studying by ourselves, all the time can get a bit tedious, but this is why I put it as a ct study method rather than a b to it.

It’s really easy to get distracted. Often a study session with a friend or group of friends can start productive, but it’s really easy to fall that trap of starting to discuss the weekend or plans for the night or things unrelated to studying.

That’s one of the biggest downfalls of this study method. However, if your study partners are as focused and as motivated as you are, then you will make an effort to keep the study session on track and topic.

Social learning can be an incredibly effective study. Method. Active recall, active recall, goes straight to stay it’s a method of memorizing information by the first reading. It then closes your eyes and tries to recall it without looking it up.

If you can successfully do so, then you have just used active recall, but if not look it up and learn it and then try again as I mentioned earlier in the video just reading a textbook passively or watching a video passively, or attending a lecture or Sitting there passively listening, it’s not an efficient way of learning.

It’s not studying smart and active recall forces you to process the information. Therefore, it helps move the material you’re learning from your short-term memory to your long-term memory, and I use this study method a lot at university it saved me a lot of time according to a study carried out by researchers, dunes guitar in 2013.

Active recall is the quickest, most efficient, and most effective way to study written material, at least for factual and problem-solving tests, and it has also been found to be more effective than mind, mapping and note-taking for memorization too.

So, even when you’re just reading a boring textbook or reading any book for that matter, I think it’s incredibly important to be using active, recall throughout to make sure that you’re not just reading it passively but you’re reading it actively and soaking in the information.

So, with all that being said, easily an sts3 method, the Pomodoro technique, the Pomodoro technique is a time management method developed by Francesco cirillo in the late 1980s. It’s basically where you set the Pomodoro timer for 25 minutes, and you study for that 25 minutes.

Then, when that 25 minute is up, you take a five-minute break, so it encourages you to study in 25-minute chunks with five-minute breaks in between, and I like this study method because it’s good if you don’t want to study but 25 minutes of studying, doesn’t sound that intimidating, so it’s good to get you to sit down and study in the first place and the fact that it even encourages breaks too because the human brain can only stay fully focused for 25 to 45 minutes.

At a time depending on which study you read so if you’re studying for eight to nine to ten hours that day, then it’s important to take regular breaks, so you can keep studying for longer. However, there are some disadvantages.

When I study, I enter into a state of flow where I’m completely 100 focused on what I’m studying, and then when the timer goes off after 25 minutes, the timer forces me to take a break. So I lose my focus.

So I used to use the Pomodoro technique quite a lot, but these days I don’t so much for exactly that reason. So I’m gonna put it as a bts study method, because I do still think it has its place, but I just don’t use it that much anymore method of Loki.

The method of low-key study technique is a way of memorizing material that uses visualization of familiar environments to better recall the information. So, for example, you might imagine yourself placing items around a room such as on the sofa next to the bed or on top of the tv, and then to recall each item.

You visually walk around the room and then either pick up or pass. Each item that you placed it and that’s what triggers your recall for the material you’re learning now like I said before: I’m not much of a visual learner, so I have tried to use this method.

But for me, it’s just not that effective! I mean it is an incredibly powerful memorization technique, some of the world champions of the world memory championship, use this method and if they’re using it, then it must work.

But I’m gonna have to put this on the dts shelf, because that’s just my personal preference let me know in the comments if you use this study method and if it’s useful for your flashcards. I think every student on the planet has used flashcards in some way or another to study for their exams and I’m no exception.

I use flashcards a lot. They can be used in various ways, but how I use them is. I would write down a question on the front of the card and I’d write. The answer on the back of the card and the flashcards can also contain important pieces of information such as historical dates, formulas, or any subject matter.

So I’m going to put flash cards as a tier study method because for me, flashcards were incredibly useful during the revision process and I also used them alongside the active recall method as well.

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