Whether you are learning a new instrument, language, or study, you can always learn in a better way.
As the learning community grows constantly, there are always research and studies that talk about specific practices; especially practices that promote an intelligent and effective learning environment. In fact, the practices I will introduce are very effective, many schools do not talk about.
This post will explore why and how you can incorporate these learning habits into your life.
What Is Effective Reading?
Before we get to the strategy, it is first best to understand what learning is working. In short, good reading is the name of a dress that works for a wide range of strategies.
There is no one best way to learn. It can be any process that you can think of that slows down the learning process and makes keeping information easier.
For example, one procedure recommended by Inc. it was an idea to spread reading. Research has shown that if you want the data to stick together, try a “distributed process.” The idea behind it is to read for a while, take a break, and then re-read.
This great explosion of long-term learning is similar to other strategies I have recommended in the past. Therefore, they are very effective in any field. Other examples could be self-guided reading, use of a memory board, and more.
As you can see, these methods make studying and learning easier than it would have been. But that raises an important question I raised above:
If they work well and are highly respected, why didn’t the schools use these methods?
John Dunlosky of Kent State commented once and highlighted the problem:
“These methods are largely ignored in the psychology textbooks taught by beginner teachers, so they do not get a good introduction to them or how to use them while teaching.”
You have rules too. In the United States, there is a Federal Curriculum (FC) for teachers to plan their courses around. As you no doubt know, FC is up-to-date with current learning strategies.
That being said, does not mean that you cannot apply these principles in your daily life. Whether you go to school or not, the methods below will help you better understand reading well and keep information better.
What You Can Do To Learn More Properly
There are all kinds of research where they talk about different ways. Below are some simple and easy to use tips:
- Eat and avoid certain foods
Studies have shown that some foods promote learning and others inhibit learning. The focus of these studies is on brain function in general.
For food to be avoided, much refers to foods that are high in sugar or highly processed. This includes baked goods such as donuts and cookies. However, there are some foods you may not have expected. Examples are margarine, fruit juice, or white bread.
In terms of dietary intake, good brain foods can be foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids and folic acid.  What this means is that you want to eat sardines, salmon, walnuts, broccoli, spinach, legumes, avocados and blueberries.
As research has shown, eating these foods – whether they are raw or cooked – will help you focus and have a better memory. This diet also reduces brain damage.
All you need to do is eat the right food at the right time. This also means that you should avoid unhealthy foods calculated at any rate at that time, even if you have just finished studying.
- Drink Water
Our brain is 73% water. So if you feel that your brain is not working properly, you may be dehydrated. Even a mild dehydration can hinder your ability to learn. One study found that when we feel dry, we experience a 10% decrease in consciousness. 
This may not seem like much but 10% can be a big difference. It can be the difference between capturing and processing information and mastering it.
So stay hydrated throughout the day. And if it is difficult to remember that, or any other information, bring a bottle of water and drink it in the middle of the class.
While this may seem counterproductive, it is not. Harvard researchers have found that dreaming can be used as a way to revive and refresh new things.  This is reasonable as many other studies have suggested that sleep is good for improving brain function in general.
But do not think that you need to sleep long enough for this to work. Another German study also found that even a 6-minute nap may help improve memory.
- Collaborative Learning
Partnerships offer all kinds of benefits. If you are in the right group, studying and studying together can be very rewarding. One Science Direct study found that in this regard, students:
Develops co-operative and communication skills;
They were very involved with other students and the topic;
I had a deep understanding of the topic;
And I have the benefits of keeping it longer.
Of course, this method can be beaten or missed by other people. Some people do not always have the luxury of learning in a group. Some may choose to study on their own in nature. And there are the benefits of personal study. Take self-guided reading that focuses on independent reading.
That being said, learning in a group has those benefits between finding inspiration, and learning new ideas. Who knows, you can be one conversation in solving a problem you’ve been fighting.
- Remove stress
No matter who you are, stress can be a major barrier to reading and remembering details. Most people have felt the sensation during the test when they had nothing to answer. That may be due to the pressure at the time.
But pressure without test conditions is bad. Some studies have looked at temporary stress and how it will interact with brain cell connections.  It is so disabling that people experience those empty moments. What’s worse is that those stressful events happen a few hours before the test or launch.
Because you want to avoid stress, you want to do all sorts of stress reduction strategies. Exercise, exercise, and meditation are all ways to relax and relieve stress.
- Listen to Music
In the case of study, you may think that you are looking for a good quiet place to wrap and study. At school, that is the library itself. However, there have been studies showing that a quiet place may not be the best place.
In fact, one study from Stanford found listening to certain music to improve study.  Research has shown that music activates certain areas of the brain that are associated with prediction and attention. It also enables students to accept information.
Unfortunately, these studies have minor flaws. Use old music. It is therefore difficult to say what other types of music may be suitable for study.
You are always on the lookout for new music that is designed to help you learn. Give it a try!
- Avoid doing many things
Over the years, we have grown accustomed to doing many things at once. Simultaneously sending, reading and streaming media for example. However, in a learning environment that will not work.
Trying to do more work is just a distraction. It impairs our brain’s ability to store new information and process it properly. After all, we force our brains to go from one function to another completely different.
To help you avoid doing too much, find a study area to help you avoid distractions. Library, cafe, or room in your house or apartment away from any noise.
- Teach Someone (Or Think)
As one of the old sayings goes:
“While we teach, we learn.”
That means true thanks in part to a study published in Memory and Cognition. Research has shown that students who teach – or even think they should teach – this learning tool works well.
Research has found that those students spend a lot of time figuring out how to explain topics or ideas. This, in turn, has improved their general understanding and understanding of topics and ideas.
Even if you don’t just teach someone, just a thought you have can help you to strengthen the topics.
- Try Different Learning Ways
The last effective learning process I would suggest is that you learn using a variety of techniques. Not really these methods but other forms of learning.
Are you a book reader or in need of teaching aids? Try reading by listening to talks, or podcasts.
Do you study alone most of the time? Consider building a learning group and interacting with people.
Each method of study is good in its own way. But the thing with these study methods is that they use certain parts of your brain. They also store that information in those specific sections. So with information spread across all parts of your brain, the information becomes more connected.
In essence, effective reading is a matter of keeping, remembering, and understanding the topic. Each person has his or her own strategies and strategies that work for them and there is a need to explore them. Exploring new ways of studying.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find a better program that will help you understand topics in a way that has never been done before. That’s the beauty of learning! There are no right or wrong answers to which method is best for you.