Hello lovely Weheartit souls!
So I just got back from my morning run, washed my hair, had breakfast and now it's time for tea and a new article.
Last year in December I made this plan/list of all the articles for 2020 and I open the document and see "Study Tips", ironically, during my exam session and after avoiding studying for a few days. The reason is that I almost had a burnout at the end of the semester and I'm not anywhere near the end of it.
I know there are tons of "How To Study" articles all over the place and all of them are basically the same, and I cannot give an advice to someone who's not the same "type" as I am.
So here's something a bit different:

1. Narrow it down

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If you're a visual type, like I am, you probably learn a lot from writing down what you need to learn. What I like to do (if I have enough time) is to write down my own personal notes, after that use the same material to make short keywords and then a mental map. So what you could do is to keep extracting only basic and important information until you're left with just one word that acts as a "switch" in your brain and drags the rest of the information with it.

2. Learn and Teach

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This is a great technique, not only for the verbal types but for everyone, really. You learn the most by teaching someone because in order to teach someone something you simply cannot afford to have blind spots in your knowledge, your teaching needs to be bulletproof or at least seem like it, and for that you need to know a lot more. And just by preparing the material for teaching someone something, you learn a lot. So go and find someone who has the same exam as you do and ask him/her to let you explain what you've learned.

3. Alternative Methods

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You learn the most if you do things, with practical approach our brain learns and retains the most information. That's why you can spend 5 (or more/less) years at University, trying to learn as much as you can about a certain area, but you learn the same amount and then even more in the first month of working in that area. So if you have any practical approach in your area of expertise, go for it!
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And just to make one thing clear, I'm not an expert of any sorts, I'm talking from my experience, and I have 4,8 grade average (our grades rank from 1= fail to 5)...so I guess it works. But I also study languages so not all of my exams include learning obnoxious amounts of theory and texts. If you want to know more about the actual types of learners, this seems like a great article to start with:

Whatever you do and wherever you are, I wish you the best of luck. And remember, breaks are the main key to successful learning, go easy on yourselves.
In the meantime, check out my other articles, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to DM me.