Question: Do you know what way you learn
Because, if not, this is a really good time
to figure it out.
Knowing the ins and the outs of how you as
an individual learn will greatly reduce the
amount of time that you spend falling asleep
while trying to study because you will now be
working with your brain instead of fighting
The four most common ways of learning are
usually, like, watching video, some kind of
video format, listening to lectures, writing
down notes, and then reading.
Many people will combine a few of these
together to make their own special magic
learning sauce. My personal favorite is, I
like to watch a video and then
kind of go along and find some images and
then I'll draw some things, I'll
doodle a little, and then I'll go to an
audio version later that I will really take
notes on. Now that I've watched the initial
topic once, I can go back, I can doodle, I
can pull in more images and it will stand
out the second time around, all that
important information, because I'm already
familiar with the topic, right?
And that's how I do it.
But honestly, there is no wrong recipe for
whatever is right for you.
But what's the best way to, kind of, find
your study method?
Really, it's just, like, trial and error.
You're going to want to try them all.
Practice combining different study
ingredients until you find what works best
for you. It'll take some time initially and
a lot of adjustment, but once you figure it
out, you will save so much time and fall
asleep a heck of a lot less in your study
sessions. And you have a really cool benefit
here of having the option
to explore all of these at your fingertips.
Lecturio is built on video lectures, but has
the option to download audio lectures for
listening. You can listen to them later on
on the go, kind of like a podcast.
It also provides you with written notes of
all the content, handouts to supplement
all of your learning.
It's really incredibly convenient,
wonderful, and everything I wish I would have
had in nursing school.
And thus, now I work here.
So go find your magic recipe for studying
Play around with it and have fun.
And remember, always finish up your recipe
by explaining the
topic that you just learned to someone or
Why? Because when you explain a topic, it
requires you to actually understand
it so that you can take the information and
put it into your own words, and it makes all
of those little brain connections and
connecting dots and concepts, and it pulls
them together. When I was in nursing school,
I gave some very important lectures to my
dog, Holly, but you can lecture a local
human, a houseplant, whoever and
whatever will seriously listen.
Pretty much, the message is the same.
When you find that you can give lectures
with, pretty much, ease to your nice plant
here, and you don't fall asleep yourself
while trying to learn a new topic, you are
probably heading in the right direction in
terms of "oh hey, I have found a studying
magic recipe that is going to work for you."
Now, are you ready to learn some tips so that
you can actually implement some of these
tips while you are studying?
If so, stay tuned for the next video where
we discuss just that.