As an IIT JEE or NEET aspirant, there might be times when you would have to read a topic/concept several times before you understand the concept completely. Do you continuously search for online tutorials or help again and again because you are not getting what is being told in the books. Then, there is no need to worry as you are not alone, there are many students who face the same issue.
Through this article, we are going to take a look at some of the method which will help you to retain things more easily for a better learning in JEE/NEET preparation. There are several ways to extend the working memory and maximize learning so that we can absorb new information more quickly and easily with less stress.
Sequence of learning – From Basic to Advanced
Before you start a new topic, remember what you already know. Make connections between your existing knowledge and the new topic. This will maximize the chance that you will leverage on existing knowledge and make new topics easier to understand. The sequence of learning is important. You should be aware of simple, basic concepts before knowing the complex ones. New concepts should be delivered in such a way that it builds upon existing topics.
Current Actions over Goals
Goals are important but sometimes focusing on them too much ruins the current learning process. When our mind thinks too far ahead, it loads our working memory and makes us less able to understand new information. By focusing on present learning and letting go of goals temporarily, we will allow ourselves to learn better during our preparation.
Focus on Quality over Quantity
Using multiple sources, books, and study materials, for similar topics uses up a lot of cognitive load of the memory. Avoid using multiple books and material in your preparation. Quality matters more than quantity in JEE/NEET preparation. Joining well reputed coaching institutes like Aakash can also be of great help for a better understanding and clear concepts.
Ask from teacher
Sometimes asking from a teacher what you are not getting will give you a quick solution rather than re-reading the same thing from multiple books, material or online sources. This will prevent the information overload.
Thus on a concluding note, you are advised to try out these methods and see if it helps in better learning for your target exam preparation. All the best!