Many people find it feasible to study in groups while others think they study better when they are alone. Are you the kind who tends to study better when alone? If so, and you are looking for some valuable tips regarding how to go about studying and preparing while alone, this guide will help you through.
There are many techniques that are suggested by various experts, tutors and scholars which should be looked into when you are planning to study alone.
The first step to successfully studying alone is to feel motivated about studying alone. In case you don’t feel any motivation to study, it could be because of your choice of subject or stream. If you have a career in mind and wish to really accomplish something, we are motivated to sail through all the steps of the journey in order to achieve our end goal. Therefore, analyze your situation and get inspired and motivated from your end goals which will allow you to study better.
After you have your resources in place, it is now time to find a good, clean, and organized place to sit and study with concentration. It might seem unnecessary to you, but in fact, is very important. If in your living place, you are not able to find such a calm and organized place, look outside; maybe a park, or a lakeside bench or a corner in some public space. Go there with all your learning material to be able to sit and concentrate and study.
Plan Your Timing
It is extremely important that you have a set time-table for studying as it will motivate you to follow the timings and study diligently. It is also important that you give enough time to each discipline and that you take a break in between studying each discipline so that you do not mix-up everything. So, if you want to study math, dedicate 2-3 days to it and then learn another discipline and then get back to studying math. Some teachers suggest dedicating an entire week to studying one subject before moving on to the other one. This ensures that you are well focused and are able to grasp all the concepts of the discipline.
Take Notes and Summarize
Once all the above pointers are in place, it is time you read the textbooks, and start taking notes. Mark all that is important to you and try to summarize it in your own words so that when you want to recapitulate, you can always refer back to your notes. Make systematic notes with respect to the various concepts so that you can remember them easily during exams. The goal of this step is to produce handwritten material for your ready reference so that whenever you want to go back to it, you know what and where to look.
Lastly, it is extremely important that you solve questions and keep practising them in order to get a good grasp of the concepts. Make it a habit to this with every discipline and especially in math discipline.
Studying alone isn’t very difficult if you follow the above-mentioned tips and take care to follow a proper regime. Studying alone helps to concentrate better and is also a good way of ensuring that no external factors distract you. Some concentration, perseverance and a positive outlook will help you study better for your exams.