College Hacks: Learn Faster

You know when you're on your tenth study hour, the library's empty, Starbucks is closed, and you're still only halfway done? Have you ever wondered if there is actually a way to save time and learn more? Here are some tips on how you can not only save time but also learn more.

  1. Get rid of the laptop 

Even though you think you might be faster at typing, it’s really not the way to go. Studies have shown that when you write the information out, you reword it in your own way, and gain more from it compared to typing it. Also, when you have a laptop open, there is an endless amount of distractions and they just do not help you focus. 

  1. Try to teach someone 

Saying the material out loud or repeating it to someone else helps you get a better understanding of the concept and allows you to hear what you are learning. This is better than just skimming over your notes, because let's face it, sometimes we just read to read, but do not comprehend anything from it. 

  1. Learn to manage your time

There are plenty of ways to do this. Make weekly and daily lists for organized by due date and priority for what you need to accomplish. This will help you keep a fresh mind and stay calm because you know exactly what needs to be completed, and when it should be completed. You should fit in daily study time, whether it’s 10 minutes or 2 hours. 

  1. And the thing not to do? Don’t study for too long. 

The best method is to follow the study-sleep-study practice. Study at night, sleep and then study again in the morning. Do not overwhelm yourself and overwork yourself in one night. 

Every day you learn so much new material from all of your classes. You need to be sure to go over the notes from the lecture so that new information is refreshed and it stays longer. Lastly, just make sure you are healthy and happy! Happy Studying!