Can technology and planning help you to study more efficiently?
Technology is both a boon and bane. Over time, while it has helped improve people’s lives to an unbelievable standard, it has also created problems of distractions and addiction. But overlooking the side effects, technology’s major effect has been in the field of education. Where earlier students would be listless and bored and inattentive during lessons, now they show interest in participating in classes and appreciating their lessons.
Students should in fact, use technology as an aid to motivate them to study better and not to let it substitute for the actual process of studying. There are many great ways by which students can improve their studying and assimilation ability and conquer those scary exams and still get to enjoy the fancy apps and gadgets in their spare time.
Sometimes, all that you need to do is go against what has been told to you regarding the best way of studying. Maybe during olden days, it would have been considered a must to have a dedicated place to study and dedicated hours to study also in a concentrated and disciplined manner. But it need not be so. It has been shown that frequent changes to your study place and time can help improve your learning and studying. It gives you the change and the momentum to keep it fresh. So do not hesitate, just hop your seats and enjoy effective studying.
A fresh mind and body are the best aids to enhanced and engaged studying. For this you need to sleep well, eat well, and have plenty of water and should be well rested. A fresh mind, will have the energy, concentration and zest to engage in prolonged learning.
Don’t study alone, if you don’t wish to. Sharing learning experiences in groups or pairs can enhance learning and studying. You get emotional support and sustenance as well as intellectual companionship.
Last but not least, discipline and time management, coupled with flexibility will help you achieve your academic goals in the long run. There are many good mobile and tablet apps which can be used to help your productivity and help you plan your studies better.
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