A study plan:
”For many people, time is an enemy. We race against the clock to finish assignments and meet deadlines. The Pomodoro® Technique teaches you to work with time, instead of struggling against it. A revolutionary time management system, it is at once deceptively simple to learn and life-changing to use.”
The Pomodoro Technique breaks down study time into 25-minute intervals (called “Pomodoros”) with 5-minute breaks in between so make sure you have a timer on hand. The technique is based on the theory that if we break down time and work on tasks for short intervals with regular breaks, we are able to stay focused and productive.
When you study – make sure you have a designated place to sit that is quiet, well-lit, and comfortable.
Make sure you have all the study material at hand.
When studying, determine which methods work the best for you, whether it is tactile, visual or auditory, or a combination of all three.
• Struggle to sit down and concentrate
• A lot of energy
• Active people (do a lot of sport)
• Very sociable
o Group studying
o Study while walking
o Keeping hands busy while studying (bounce a ball of the wall)
o “Study games.”
o Short but frequent breaks
o Make notes as much as possible even if you remake the notes
Draw a map of events in history or draw a scientific process.
Make outlines of everything!
Take notes, make lists.
Colour code words, research notes.
Use highlighters, circle words, underline
Auditory : (hearing/acoustic/audio)
• Likes to read to self out loud.
• Likes oral reports.
• Is good at explaining.
• Remembers names.
• Notices sound effects in movies.
• Enjoys music.
• Is good at grammar and foreign languages.
• Reads slowly.
• Follows verbal directions well.
• Enjoys acting, and being on stage.
o Using word association to remember facts and lines.
o Recording lectures.
o Watching videos.
o Repeating points with eyes closed.
o Group study
o Using audiotapes for language practice.
o Taping notes after writing them.
It is essential to know that one person can be tactile, visual, and auditory and can benefit from a combination of the methods. Not all forms of studying work for everyone, even if they do fall under one of these categories. It is important to try each method until they find one that works for them. Learners/students can also modify processes to suit their individual needs.
Tip for procrastinators:
Research has shown that if you start and do just a few minutes of a project, the few minutes of activity create an anxious brain that refuses to rest and that drives you to come back and finish it.
Our brains tend to shut down and forget about an activity the moment we complete it. But on the opposite side, if you are somehow “prevented” from completing an activity, your anxious mind quietly nags you till you have finished what you started.
So procrastinators just start- and do for a few minutes.
Tips on how to study: beneficial information
- Language Arts
- Taking Tests