Success in study depends on the student’s ability, hard work and methods of study adopted. Some students can do more work in a given time than others, and do it more easily. It is largely a matter of ability and is by no means the only factor.
There are many effective methods of learning. Some of them are listed below.
1. Reading and rereading
2. Underlining the main points
3. Reading and then taking brief notes
Various studies conducted conclude that ‘option 3’ is one of the best methods.
How to take notes and study?
After reading a lesson or part of the lesson, make a point by point summary of what you have read. From this, you can further pick out the most important point(s). Then you make a brief note in your own words.
This is one of the best ways to study. Try it out. Through practice, you will improve your ability to make brief and effective notes. It will help you study what matters and score more.