How to learn smarter

Back into study mode with Learn Local, but need some tips on how to learn faster and smarter

Here are some ways to help your brain retain information:

  • Hand write the main points
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Skip the laptop and handwrite your notes. This helps you to process the information, and really think about it.

  • Get good sleep

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep at night. A tired brain will struggle to process and retain information.

  • Exercise

Exercise improves blood flow and memory; it stimulates chemical changes in the brain that enhance learning, mood and thinking.

  • Say it out loud

When studying, read your notes out loud. Hearing the words back will help you remember the information, as you are processing it both visually and verbally.

  • Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water. Water is essential for optimal brain health and function as dehydration can lead to fatigue, dizziness, poor concentration and reduced cognitive abilities.

  • Don’t over-study – reward yourself

Break up your study patterns, so you’re not overloading yourself with too much information that can’t all be retained. Take regular breaks doing the things you enjoy. By breaking up study, it won’t feel so onerous.