Updated: Oct 19, 2022
Can you learn faster, better, easier? Learning shouldn’t be so difficult. Here’s how to maximize your learning
People learn more about any subjects when they discuss, practice hand on exercises and teach to others. Learning in a way that you can teach that topic to someone is considered as a long lasting knowledge.
Learning is one of the fastest ways to build confidence.
#techinsiderschool students are asked to demonstrate their skills learned and teach to others while having workshops to collaborate together.
There's a rule, if you don't review covered subjects within 24 hours you will forget 50% and if you don't review within 3 days 75% information will be lost
We encourage students to build a habit of reviewing daily subjects after the sessions and review all the covered topics every 3 days. This will help them to build long term memory about particular topics.
Remember those long, sleepless nights reviewing notes before a test?
Well, it turns out testing actually works. Research shows that students who studied and were then tested had greater long-term recall of what they learned than students who did not test.
And the best way to prepare for a test?
Spaced repetition is a system of learning that uses scheduled, repeated review of the information to be memorized.
It helps because we tend to forget 20% of what we learn after 24 hours, unless we review what we learned. Take a look at the following graph to see how spaced repetition works:
As you can see, if we don’t test or review what we’ve learned, we’ll only retain 60% after 3 days. However, if we just review once, we’ll retain that information much longer but still retain only 60% after 7 days.
With each added review, we increase memory retention, which means we can keep retention at the highest level, even though we schedule longer and longer intervals between reviews. And that’s the beauty of spaced repetition.
Eventually, after a number of reviews, we may only need to review our materials learned weeks or even months later.
Own Your Environment
Believe it or not, your environment changes how you learn.
For example, imagine yourself in these types of environments:
a quiet library room
outside in a park
in a noisy cafe
your own workstation at home
I like a consistent environment where I can sit down and work without distractions. Others might prefer the more vibrant environment of a busy cafe.
Your chair is also an important environmental factor—if you’re working remotely, then you’ll likely be at your chair for hours and hours every day. The proper seat can keep you motivated to learn longer rather than complain about the back pain!
Self thought Learning
Another technique is to explore, browse and learn more about the topic, this will help to understand better. There are many ways to learn, sometimes searching for particular topics and viewing articles and visual explanations will greatly help to connect the dots.