How to Improve your Study Skills

Improve Your Study Skills

Good study skills are basically good habits that can be developed with practice.

Here are Some Simple Ways to
Improve Your Study Skills

Now that the school season is well on its way we wanted to give you some tips on easy ways to improve your study skills that will help further your success. Here are some innovative and unique ways to boost the time you put into your study efforts.  See which ones work for you!

  1. Take a walk before your exam. Research shows students have much more brain activity during an exam if they took a 20 minute walk immediately prior, compared to those who did not take a walk or exercise.
  2. Say it out loud. If you are having trouble committing something to memory, read it aloud a couple times to help. I know personally this has worked for me!
  3. Teach it. Perhaps the best way to keep something in memory is to actually, or pretend, trying to teach it to others. This causes you to reconfigure the knowledge in your brain, to go from simply repeating something to providing context to it so that you can communicate it to others.
  4. Spray an unfamiliar scent.  Your olfactory sense, the ability to smell, is actually closely tied to your memory. Some students have reported that if they spray an unfamiliar scent as they are studying, then spray it again right before the test, it jogs their memory faster and deeper than without it. This is also reported to work with a flavor of gum you are not used to as well. Give it a shot!
  5. Review & Break Regularly. Your brain can only take so much in at a time. To combat this obstacle and improve your retention, do a quick review after a milestone, say every chapter or every 2 segments (depending on the content you study).   Reviewing is important as it helps summarize and put into context the material you are learning. After the review, take a break for a few moments, listen to a song or two or go get some sun, anything to let your mind relax before hitting the books again. This will increase both your retention and ability to study for longer periods.
  6. Flash card it! This is a bit of an old tip, but what is new about it is that there are several websites that let you easily create your own flash cards. They also tend to be mobile friendly, so you can review your notes from anywhere! My favorite site is Quizlet, because of its strong community, but feel free to explore others.

I hope all or some of these tips for improving your study skills can be useful for you. As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks, so see what works for you so you can be your best with your online course!

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Online Career Training – You Don’t Need to be a Tech Wizard

Everyone has their own level of comfort when it comes to working online.  Some of us can get by with just email and browsing, others are wizards at video chat and still more can create websites and social media pages.  With World Education’s classes, though, you don’t need to be a whiz at any of these things to successfully acquire new skills.

Fear of Online Career Training

Don’t let fear or inexperience with technology keep you from taking an online career training.

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In fact, all you need to keep in mind are two things when getting ready to take your online course:

1) Orientation:  When you get your login credentials, take a day just to explore your class environment online.  Login, browse quickly through a lesson and see if you get any messages if you are missing any technical resources like Flash or Javascript.  Your goal here is to get comfortable moving around in lessons, navigating back and forth between pages, and making sure technical problems don’t get in your way.  You want to focus on learning in the course, not get stuck figuring out how to use it.

2) Application:  As you are going through the class material and learning your new skills, keep an eye out towards how you are applying the technical skills.   For example, when you need to copy material from one window/screen to another, think about how you can use this same skill when you are on the job using these new skills.  When searching for information or modifying text in word editing software, take a second to envision how you can apply these same techniques in different situations in the workplace.

By taking time to orient yourself in your online career training course you will dramatically improve how comfortable you are with the technical equipment in your online learning experience.  You can further bolster your ease of comfort by imagining how to apply these new skills in different scenarios at work.

Taken together, you will really just be learning as you go, putting the technical skills in context and before you know it, people may be calling you a tech wizard!

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Career Training for an Enjoyable Career!

This is a very short and sweet article, but so important for those of you feeling like you have been in the unhappy job cycle for many years. You may need to look in the mirror and ask yourself, “have I capitalized on my talents, or am I chasing after a paycheck?” I hate my job

I have an old friend I used to pal around with named Sam.  Now, Sam got into a liberal arts degree and from Day 1 of graduating it seems he has proceeded to complain about nearly every job he’s ever had.  Nothing is ever satisfying, his potential is being squandered – it’s all counting paychecks and this/that with the boss for him.

But the truth is, if you know Sam, you know it’s that he never settled on any specific talent and so as a result his misery at work came from his never being fruitful.  To be happy with your job you have to be able to enjoy performing what you do, and that enjoyment can often stem from working with a talent you have confidence in.

This is why targeted career training programs are superior to general degrees, they can get you quickly working with a strength you possess.  Be it number crunching, organization, troubleshooting or healthcare, you can do work that lets you focus on a craft which is essential to a business operation.

Often these programs take only months to complete, so you can get to enjoying yourself at a new job sooner.  The ability to study at your own pace, but have an instructor help when you need it is the hallmark of a good program.  With a significant effort you can develop your natural talent into a new career path that can provide more stability and peace of mind.

Click here to see which of our career training programs best suits your talents.  Enroll in one of our accredited online certificate courses in September and SAVE 10% OFF the regular price.  Click on the image below to learn more.

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