The world today is full of competition. It requires one to constantly upgrade his/herself to remain in the league. How can one achieve that? By learning things on a regular basis. Being a student, learning is inevitable. How then can such a process be made better?
Here are 7 skills every student must possess to enhance their learning capabilities:
1) Be Organised:
Everything begins here. If things you learn fall out of place, then it isn't effective learning. You need to organise whatever you have learnt. Make use of notebooks, folders, files or anything that will help you store what you have learnt in an orderly manner. This will also help when you want to recollect an information at any point in time. Additionally, being organised will help you evaluate on things that you know and things that you don't know.
2) Be ready and be open to learning:
The major part of learning is being able to learn them as and when they pass your way. For that, one needs to be open to learning. You must be ready to gain the knowledge. This cannot be forced into you. You have to develop the interest to learn. Be hungry to know more.
3) Expand your knowledge base:
There are multiple sources available through which you can gain knowledge. Look out for ways to reach out to them. Keep yourself updated about current issues, discoveries, technologies and things which you like. Be the knowledge bank yourself. Try different forms of learning. Let the knowledge flow to you in all directions. Don't be hesitant to know things, even when it comes out of the least expected source. The idea is to grab the knowledge and grow.
4) Exchange what you have learnt:
A great way of learning is to exchange the knowledge with someone who is constantly upgrading his/herself. Teach someone what you know, allow them to teach you in return. This is mutually beneficial and the time spent on knowing things is lesser but effective. Also, you will always be able to know where you stand and what are the things you need to improve on.
5) Question things:
When there are things that are unclear, never hesitate to question them. How else would you know? If there is something that you don't know, it means your knowledge about that thing has come to an end. This is exactly opposite to what "learning" defines. Learning is never ending. So, don't stop at a doubt. Get the answer and explore.
6) Experience things practically:
For many, learning things is easier if they experience it in real life. For instance, if you have read about how to make a small robot, then go ahead and make one. It will help you create and innovate new things. Be careful about getting too carried away with "experiencing" things to learn. For example, you cannot learn the effects of 250 volts of electricity by experiencing it.
7) Learn different ways to memorise:
There are many ways in which you can memorise things and use them for further process of learning. Learn the techniques of mind mapping. Meditate to increase concentration. Find out what is the best way you can store and recollect things out of your mind. Does this require you to write things down or record them or make symbols? Identify what helps you better at memorising.
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