- Foundation in order to understand the material
You need a foundation in order to understand what you are learning. For example, Calculus II prerequisites Calculus I. If you don’t have a grounding in Calc I, you will have a tough time in Calc II. The same can be said for any subject. The few things to look out for are: Vocabulary, understanding of the concept, and practice. If you don’t know the vocabulary, you won’t be able to communicate with the text, teacher, or subject. The understanding of the concept comes from implementing the concept. And practice bring familiarity with what you are learning.
Another significant factor is the environment. The best environment is free from distractions, is quite, is well-lit, and has all the learning materials that you need at hand so that you don’t have to break your concentration to find what you are looking for. The important thing is that your concentration is sustained and unbroken while you study. This will yield deep thoughts on the subject you ear learning.
Alternatively, when you are not actively engaged with the subject, you can think about the learning material while you are walking or exercising. The benefit of taking a walk & relaxing is that it allows your brain to automatically make connections about what you have learned from previous memories.
Finally, consumables are an often sought method for learning. Some people take nootropics like noopept & piracetam, some people take common stimulants like coffee or green tea. Others keep snacks around. What you must look out for in a consumable is:
- That it does not harm you for a sustained period
- That it benefits you for a sustained period
- That it is easy to acquire, but non-addictive