8 WAYS TO ENHANCE LEARNING


8 WAYS TO ENHANCE LEARNING
To most high school and college students, learning has been seen as one obstacle too difficult to climb. They see learning as a rigorous task and diverse means to overcome these predicaments. However, learning can be evergreen as the saying goes,” learning never ends”! Find below are eight possible ways to enhance your learning and make it more enjoyable.
1. Be interested.
Be absorbed in something and you more readily learn it. Research have shown that when
People study because they enjoy it, “their learning will be deeper, richer, and longer lasting. They are also more persistent, more creative, and more eager to do challenging work”.
2. Relate learning to life.
It is best you always relate your everyday learning to events in your life. When there is a direct connection between classroom learning and your practical experience, then there will be an electrical spark that will turn on the light of understanding.
3. Try to comprehend.
Try your best always to better comprehend things faster. When people try to understand something, they stimulate both their thinking ability and their memory. Rote learning has its place, but it is no substitute for comprehension. “With all that you acquire, acquire understanding. Highly esteem it, and it will exalt you,” says proverb4:7-8.
4. Concentrate.
Concentration is at the very heart of learning. Thus, it is so important that it has been called a fundamental perquisite of intelligence and has even been equated with intelligent itself. Concentration can be taught. A key is to start with brief periods of study and then lengthen them incrementally.
5. Paraphrase.
Most people often confuse self with these words, but they tend to forget that the most competent students are the ones who are the most proficient paraphrases. Paraphrasing reduces information into smaller, manageable chunks which are easier to remember. Good note takers exploit this principle by not taking notes verbatim.
6. Associate.
Memories can be link to the kind of association one finds self. In short recall is enhanced when you clearly associate new things with what you already know. The more associations you make, the better the recall.
7. Visualize
Try as best you can as a learn to always visualized. Vivid images last. Therefore, visualized material where possible. Mnemonic experts use this technique, often creating exaggerated or humorous mental pictures as a memory aid.
8. Review.
It is always advice you review most of your daily activities for easy comprehension. Within 24 hours we can forget up to 80 percent of what we studied. By doing a brief review after a study session, then again a day, a week, a month, and even six months later, we vastly improve our recall, even raising it to near 100 percent.

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