5 Techniques to Improve the Study Method

The most repeated theme throughout the life of anyone who is dedicated to education is “How do I help my son study?”, “I do not know how to study, I am very deconcentrated. What should I do to be more effective?” Any of us would always respond that there are no closed methods that each person would need to get the techniques that work best for them, but that they can work.

Today we immerse ourselves fully in this topic and we will provide a series of techniques and factors that will help improve the study method. The student’s role is no longer limited to underlining and memorizing the text of the book, now it is a more complex process that involves processing the information.

1. Study Area
The environment in which tuition centre singapore conditions the results very much. A while ago, José Luis Coronado of INED21 spoke to us about the importance of the family in the educational process. Taking his own words “the family is the main actor regarding the education of every student. This obvious statement has several consequences. First: the family responsibility of school work at home. Second: the construction of habits, attitudes and values that mold the competences of our students, is a family responsibility, the school complements this tuition centre singapore. “

Therefore, we must pay attention to what surrounds our children when they start studying. The physical space contributes to concentration and we highlight some important aspects to have a good study environment:

Well-oriented light that does not shade.
Good ventilation
Quiet zone.

2. Curriculum
It is important to have a clear curriculum. It is necessary to indicate the dates of the exams and mark the days in what is going to be studied to strategically distribute the time that will be allocated to the different subjects.

This study plan we advise you to be visible, because even if the student has the calendar in his head, the fact of organizing it on paper or in Google Calendar , reduces the anxiety of lack of time and encourages an analysis of the situation more realistic.

3. Method of study
The classical method contemplates 5 phases, although the student will have to try it since not everyone works for them all and they group several:

Quick reading to get a global idea of the main ideas.
Comprehensive and underlined reading of the most important ideas.
Summary or scheme.

It’s about summarizing the most remarkable with our own words so we can remember it more easily. In most cases, the key is to be able to summarize the content to the maximum, but without leaving out any key data.

Study and memorization. For this, we recommend readings of the abstracts aloud. Several readings will lead to memorization without too much difficulty. When I need to learn some information I usually resort to recording in an audio on the mobile the summary and listening to it several times.

Review with an adult or partners. The fact of “telling” what is learned helps to internalize better.

4. Use of Technology
A few months ago, Anna Iñesta, director of the Educational Innovation Center of ESAD, gave us 7 tips to improve study techniques with the help of technology in El País. We leave you the interesting article (do not miss the video).

5. Pomodoro method
This technique, created by the Italian Francesco Cirillo, is based on time management. It consists of working periods of 25 minutes (called pomodoro) without distractions and then you take a break of 5 minutes.

There are five basic steps to implement the technique:

Decide the task to be done
Put the pomodoro (the clock or stopwatch) at 25 minutes
Work on the task intensively until the clock sounds and write down an X
Take a short break (5 minutes)
Every four “pomodoros” take a longer break (15-20 minutes) and write down the times you’ve been tempted to distract yourself.