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The Ultimate Guide on Boosting Your Learning Habits

September 12, 2018

This month’s article is written by a guest blogger at The Blog Frog, Ashley Lipman.

Learning isn’t limited to any age. No matter why you’re studying, developing good learning habits is key to actually understanding new information.
 
Whether you’re studying for a class, assisting your child with his or her homework, or learning a new hobby, you might need to boost your learning habits. The best thing about this guide is it can be applied to any situation!


Stay Organized
The organization is the foundation for good learning. If you have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or ADD (attention distraction disorder), it’s clear that focusing and staying on top of your tasks can be a hard one.
 
It’s hard to actually remember the right information if you can’t find it.
 
If you have trouble focusing or organizing try joining local communities across the country as these community conversations can give you the chance to learn more about the condition and talk to people that will understand all the ins and outs of it.
 
It’s usual that this rather common condition is treated with the help of a mental health therapist, so don’t be surprised if that is the right way to go in order to be able to have a better focus.
 
Create a system for staying organized that you can stick with.
 
Remember, the way that works for one person might not work for you. If you prefer to work from the computer, a cloud organizer or notetaker like Evernote might be the right tool for you. If you like to see things visually, you might choose a physical planner.
 
No matter how you get organized, make sure you stick with it.
 
Look Ahead
You already have enough to worry about with your current learning. It’s hard to find the motivation to look ahead when you already have so much to do and learn. Looking ahead at future coursework is a vital way to boost your current learning.
 
Reading ahead in the curriculum or preparing schoolwork in advance gives you a head start. Being familiar with future information will prepare you to excel in the future since it eliminates surprises.

Learning Style
Everyone has a different learning style that works best for them. If you’re not aware of your learning style, you won’t know what kind of class or coursework works best for you. You also won’t know what to work on in order to strengthen your learning abilities.
 
There are three main types of learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
 
Visual learners are best when they can read the material or see diagrams. Auditory learners like hearing their information allowed. Finally, kinesthetic learners are hands-on and like to do activities themselves. Click here for a learning style quiz.
 
Daily Routine
One of the main reasons students or other learners struggle is because they don’t feel they have the time to study enough. This is never actually the case.
 
In reality, you’re probably prioritizing something else over your studying. Evaluate how much time you spend on things every day.
 
Do you spend a lot of time watching TV? Do you have a long commute?
 
Odds are you can find areas of your life where you could spend more time studying. Add studying into your daily routine to see your performance skyrocket.

Stay Focused
We all have a lot of distractions nowadays. With smartphones and Netflix, it’s hard to prioritize the right things.
 
Learning how to stay focused is key to boosting your learning. It’s not as hard as it looks.
 
Recognize when you’re spending too much time on the wrong things, and don’t be afraid to use time management tools to keep distractions at bay.
 
Boost Learning
It’s important to have a strong plan for learning effectively. With so many distractions around us all the time, you have to be vigilant about your learning strategy. These tips above will help you manage your time, get organized, and learn more! No matter what you’re learning, give it your all with this guide!
 
Ashley Lipman
The Blog Frog