Memorizing 10X Faster and Blowing Your Mind
Learning styles are a complete myth.
It’s true, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
First of all, what are learning styles?
Unless you’ve slept through every single class you’ve ever attended, you’ll know it’s the idea that everyone has a preferred way to take in information. If you’re taught or you study using your preferred style, you’ll learn more effectively.
This idea’s been around since the 1970’s and it’s been continued on by well-meaning teachers and diligent students aiming for effective learning. We all want to learn faster and more effectively, that’s no surprise.
Unfortunately, there is no credible evidence that learning styles exist.
In fact, the best evidence indicates the opposite.
Every student will have different levels of ability, interest and background knowledge, but not learning styles.
Research shows that...
Studying purely for the sake of learning is the ideal situation, but in the real world, we’re usually studying to pass an exam.
What’s the difference?
Strategy versus tactics.
Every good blog post should include a classic quote, so here’s Sun Tzu:
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
If you’re focused on studying for the sake of learning, it’s all about tactics - otherwise known as study skills.
But if you have an exam looming, it’s important to start with strategy.
You need to know *where* to focus your time and effort before you begin using the *how*.
Makes sense, right?
If you’re like the average student, you’re probably short on time, which makes a strategic approach all the more important.
This video explains the 6 steps...