Watch and Learn
Dr. Stephen Chew introduces his series on the cognitive science behind effective learning strategies.
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Top Tips to Get the Most Out of Studying
- Take a break of 10 minutes for every 50 minutes of work; this will help you retain information.
- Review your notes (by doing something with the new material - reading, thinking, writing, or talking about it) at the end of the day, giving 10 minutes for every hour of new material you took in and want to retain.
- Review your notes (see above) at the end of the week, giving 5 minutes to each hour of new material for that week, then giving the same material 2-4 minutes of review at the end of the month.
- Change subjects or tasks every hour.
- Avoid cramming by establishing regular study sessions.
- Structure and re-organize the material you are studying.
- Elaborate and rehearse the information you are studying.
- ;Visualize concepts to improve memory and recall.
- Teach new concepts to another person.
- Relate new information to things you already know.
Enhance your Learning
Play these Alpha Wave BiNaural Beats in the background of your favorite study music (or alone) and gain the benefits of heightened focus and concentration, better memory retention and a greater understanding of the subject.
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Enhance your Wellness
Sleep is an essential ingredient for optimal learning and memory. “The quality of your sleep directly affects the quality of your waking life, including your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight. No other activity delivers so many benefits with so little effort!”
For more wellness resources, see https://services.viu.ca/counselling/health-wellness-resources.