Thank you for purchasing this Thynke Guide to Self-Study! We hope you get a lot out of using this guide to help you learn how to study in a way that suits you.
We all have either been to school, or go to school currently, and we’re told that we go there to learn. But what does that actually mean? And how are you supposed to learn things, and what use will learning have in the future? These are the questions I believe are overlooked by schools, and every day they hold classes teaching you things, but don’t actually look at teaching you how to learn.
Once you’ve learnt something, you can begin to study it for the exams. You need to review and revise the material, so that you can apply it to unfamiliar situations. The more you know about how to study, and how you learn best, the better your performance in exams. You’ll also find that you’re more efficient in your work, and that you have to spend less time getting “in the zone” for study, because you know what you’re doing.
The major questions students are asking relating to their studies are, “why should I learn this?” and “how will it benefit me in the future?” Throughout this guide I will answer some of these questions, and help you see the benefits of study and learning to create the best possible future you can. Because who doesn’t want to exceed their potential?!
This Thynke guide covers everything you need to know about studying for exams. It’ll help you learn about learning, answer your study questions, and much more! Here’s an overview of the topics covered in the guide:
- A quick explanation of how your brain works
- What is learning and how do I do it?
- The different learning styles
- Developing your own unique study strategy
- Specific study methods and tips for a range of subjects
- Taking and making effective notes
- Working online
- How to make a plan or timetable
- Finding the right study space
- Motivation and procrastination
- Dealing with stress and anxiety
- What to do immediately before the exam
Plus, loads of examples of notes that students have made, and ways of studying that have worked in the past, and continue to work for students who are successful in their studies.
It’s important to remember that homework is different to study – often teachers will give you homework to reinforce what you have done in class, but study is about you personally taking the time to revise and remember the material that you have learnt.
Take the time to read through this guide slowly, and use it as a reference – if you want to know about specific strategies for a certain group of subjects, such as the social sciences, go to that chapter and read about how you can improve your study in that area. Then work to put the strategies in place in your routine, and see how they work for you! You may find that combinations of various ideas work for you, and this is okay! I urge you to design your own strategy that you know will work for you.
If you have any further questions, or would like to share tips and tricks for studying that work for you, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected].
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