12 Hacks to learn like a pro

Lot of us have difficulty in learning new things and remembering them. Mostly, we find it difficult to concentrate and easily get distracted while trying to study. The following 12 hacks will help you to become a fast learner and absorb everything you learn in a better way.

1. Walk Before Exam or studying

It’s been proven that exercise can boost your memory and brain power. Research conducted by Dr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois provides evidence that about 20 minutes of exercise before an exam can improve performance.

2. Speak Out Loud Instead of Simply Reading

The research, published in the journal Memory,  finds that the act of reading and speaking text aloud is a more effective way to remember information than reading it silently. The dual effect of both speaking and hearing helps to encode the memory more strongly, the study reports. Warning: Don’t try this in a crowded library!

3. Teach What You Have Learned

The best way to test if you understand something is to try to teach it to someone else. You repeat your words, sentences and form a stronger and better connection with the answer.

4. Mind Map it

Create a Mindmap of the answer you are trying to understand. Ask yourself questions regarding this topic, and what it leads to. Attribute colours and shapes to thoughts on board. This makes learning a lot more fun.

5. Draw Diagrams

Drawing diagrams will help you to visualise information which would be hard to describe. This creates a visual memory in your mind which can be recalled in an exam

6. Times New Roman is the Fastest Font to Read

Simply put – there’s a reason why Times New Roman is the default font on most applications!

7. Watch a Documentary on the Topic

A simple way to understand a topic is to find a documentary about it (if any exist). It is the pure merger of entertainment and information that’s called infotainment.

8. Create Flashcards for Quick Memory Buzz

Quickly test your knowledge of key concepts, definitions, quotes and formulas with flashcards

9. Take Regular Study Breaks

Refeed your body and mind, take regular study breaks to fresh up your body and brain functions, avoid getting stuck on a topic, if you are stuck on it take a break and come back with a fresher perspective.

10. Chew that gum

Chewing gum during studying for an exam and eating the same gum flavour during an exam will help your brain to recollect all the information faster and easier

11. Study in a Group

Studying in a group can help you collect new insights from fellow students, their learning methodology to enhance your learning experience plus refreshment breaks are a lot more fun with giggles with friends.

12. Meditate

It is the cleansing for your brain, helps you relieve stress and keep your mind clear to feed new information

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