Self-study is one of the core skills for academic success. However, no matter which self-study methods you apply, adhering to the basic principles of self-study is essential. It creates a solid premise for the whole learning process. Through this article, I will help you with the rules which I used to use when I do my homework.
Planning and goals – outline specific self-study methods
Whatever you do, you need to have a clear plan goal. To apply effective self-study methods, you must devise a very scientific study plan, identify the knowledge that you need to cultivate, and allocate time for each specific type of knowledge if you don’t want to waste time on a mess of knowledge.
Having a plan, you must have goals, goals will be your motivation for learning. Because you know what you need to learn, what kind of knowledge you will and serve the job. Then you will actively learn and propose self-study methods to have enough knowledge to realize the goals that you have set. I always set for myself a plan include my goals, especially when I do my homework. Therefore I can cover all the goals or all the assignments I need to do.
Studying is not as simple as sitting at a desk to take notes or holding a book to read. In order to gain good and useful knowledge, you must have a scientific learning method. However, different people have different learning methods. Therefore, don’t try to apply someone else’s method to yourself and force yourself to do so. I consider many useful learning methods and choose the best way for me to do my homework.
Find the right method helps you avoid being difficult and depressing. Be persistent and patiently change your learning methods if it doesn’t work. Gradually, you will find the right study method for you. In the end, you will find the right method and you don’t have to grumble: “it is too much, I don’t want to do my homework at all”.
Discipline when learning
Practice yourself to be disciplined in class as well as self-study. When learning, you should spend all your mind, focused, not distracted.
Even if you use self-study methods that are appropriate to you without any discipline when studying, every effort will be successful. In addition, discipline when studying is also the best way for you to discipline yourself later. When I do my homework, I always set myself in discipline to make me complete all the assignments.
Search for documents
If you’ve heard a teacher lecturing on a topic you’re interested in, look for materials on that issue from books, newspapers, websites, and friends to gain insights into it. Although not everyone has the skill of searching documents quickly and accurately, gradually you can improve it. This is only difficult when you are just starting out, once you get used to it, you will easily find the information you need to add to your knowledge base.
Self-test of knowledge
Not all of your knowledge is always tested by others, so in order for your study to be effective, you must know how to test your knowledge by yourself: taking short tests, listing content, drawing charts, mind maps … The retest of knowledge is also how you once again try to learn what you have learned, what is still vague need to learn more.
Learn to memorize
Each person will have different ways of remembering, some will rewrite many times on the paper, listing the main contents, some will read aloud, some will read only silently … as long as they can remember that knowledge. Try all of the above to see which will help you remember the fastest and most effective way. Memorizing is a good method which I use to do my homework
Selective information and knowledge
Every day you will receive a lot of information, different knowledge from teachers, books, reference materials … If you do not have the skill of information selection, knowledge will make you drowned in a jumble of too many different knowledge.
Know how to select important and necessary information and knowledge and remember them. Don’t try to remember too many messy things in your head, it will make you feel that studying is really scary and bad.
Understand and regularly review
Understanding the knowledge will help you always remember and know how to apply them to each situation accordingly. In addition, you also need to regularly review what you have learned, otherwise what you have learned will gradually be forgotten over time. Do not be subjective to think that you still remember what you have learned, otherwise you will regret it.