How Do People Normally Study ?
Let's be real with ourselves and admit that we have all been there at some point in our life when exams are silently and quickly approaching and you have a mountain of coursework to review and even learn for the first time. We tell ourselves its time to roll up our sleeves, buckle down and study; we open up our books and we try to passively read and memorise notes, theories and equations only to realise that we have re-read the same page about 10 times. What I want to share with you today are some Common Study Techniques To Avoid as explained by experts:
Excerpted from “A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science, Even if You Flunked Algebra, by Barbara Oakley. Penguin, July 2014.
Avoid these techniques—they can waste your time even while they fool you into thinking you’re learning!
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