Sleep deprivation is a major problem among college students. A 2001 study revealed that 11% of college students have good sleep quality while 73% have sleep problems. This could lead to lower grades and even health problems. Why a good night sleep is so important?
Have you ever wonder if taking notes on your laptop is better than taking notes on paper? A group of researchers conducted an experiment to help you answer this question. Whether or not you will like their answer is a different story.
A group of psychologist conducted a meta-analysis (a study of multiple studies) to determine what are the most effective study techniques. The group analyzed more than 700 research studies and identified the ten most common strategies used by students in multiple contexts. Here are the top ten strategies ranked in order of effectiveness.
“Educators, researchers and students are often focused on getting things ‘in memory,’ so techniques that encourage students to elaborate on the material are often popular. But learning is fundamentally about retrieving, and research shows that practicing retrieval while you study is crucial to learning.”
Learn in multiple ways; teach others what you learn; utilize previous learning. These are some tips offered by Kendra Cherry in the article, How to become a more effective learner. Kendra provides 10 excellent tips to enhance your learning experience. The tips are simple, yet very powerful. Here is one of my favorites: Keep Learning […]