Improve Your Study Skills in Exams Time
The bulk of evidence supporting the effectiveness of these so-called brain foods in improving one’s study skills consists of testimonials or anecdotal evidence; but we’re going to enumerate several nutrients that can help you improve your study skills anyway – for your information:
1. Vitamin E. Some studies have shown that there is a connection between memory loss and lack of Vitamin E; so it is common for Vitamin E to be included in the supplement staples of senior citizens and stroke victims. However, the studies do not conclude that taking a 400 iu capsule of Vitamin E will boost one’s memory.
2. Peanuts are also considered as brain food; peanuts are high in protein and proteins are known as the building blocks of our organs and muscles – brain muscles.
3. Coffee and Colas. Coffee and colas with high caffeine help because the caffeine keeps you awake; other than that, there is not much basis to consider them brain foods.
Want to know how to learn? The bad news is that there is no one “way” to learn. The good news is that there are many ways. Read, take notes, repeat what you learn so you won’t forget it - all of these are traditional ways to learn something new. The following are three more techniques to try.
How To Learn More By Taking Breaks
Learn more by taking breaks? Yes, actually. Research into how we learn shows that we remember best what we studied first and last in a given “learning session.” Take more breaks, and you have more “sessions,” so you increase the number of firsts and lasts.
How often should you take a break? This isn’t as clear. Obviously if you take a break every two minutes it can just interfere with learning. You can try taking a break whenever your mind starts to wander, but probably no more often than a five-minute break every fifteen minutes. Getting up and moving around during your breaks can also keep your mind fresh.
How You Will Use New Knowledge
As you study something new, stop to imagine how you will use what you are learning. There is always so much information, and yet little of it is the “important stuff.” But by imagining how you’ll use your new information, you tend to automatically focus on the things you really need to know.
If you are a student, you may protest that you won’t actually have a use for the new information - you just need to pass a test. That’s okay. Passing the test is how you will use it then. Imagine the kinds of questions that you will see on the test, and that will help you recall what is most important at test time.