Learning can be grueling and the methods that you use may not be effective. There also comes a time when you will need to have the concept grasped in a short time. At that point, you are going to need methods that can help you speed learn.
Speed learning occurs when someone can learn at a fast pace while grasping the content without really lagging behind. Most people have their own ways that they learn but they are not that different from others and here, you will get the so called hacks that will get you there.
How We Do It
Repetition and the Timeline
Let’s say that you studied for like four hours straight. In that period, you had time to check the phone for any new mail and all those other distractions that constantly hound us. You will have covered so much during those four hours.
However, what you retain could be very little which means that no matter how hard you study, you will be doing little in those hours. This means that there has to be the need to get the content. The key to doing that effectively would be to repeat what you have learnt until the memory is stored.
The Chunk Theory
When you want to learn in a short time and get what you are learning, there is the need to make sure that you are not doing marathons. Marathons are when you read widely over the hours of study and cover so much but retain so little.
Chunk theory states that when you break down the content of what you are reading and concentrate on grasping those little chunks, you will enable the effectiveness of learning to be highest. So, when you learn, do it in short sprints that will focus on the grasping of content piece by piece.
In the chunk theory, you perfect each chunk and then make them into a chain of chunks that you are proficient at.
Rewards and Goals Technique
When I was in high school, I would focus on the topics that I had broken down and then when I had finished each, I would take tests and quizzes then when I passed the goals that I had set, I would have one day set apart for binge watching all my favourite shows in 24 hours. That was like the best time of my life.
Because I anticipated rewards that my mother wouldn’t give, I had a system that I stuck to.