Tips for better self-study

Posted March 22nd, 2018

Beyond the meeting rooms and the online courses, you may want to get in some extra study or research at home. Self-study can be trying. Our home environments are full of distractions and working on our own laptops gives us the freedom to browse the internet without realising we’ve wasted 3 hours. Below, we’ve listed several tips to help you achieve better self-study, no matter where you are:

• Find a study environment. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a room at home, you could use a public library, or find a café.

• Highlight. Whatever you’re reading, you’ll benefit from highlighting key words and phrases that you might need to remember later on.

• Learn using various mediums. Search YouTube for videos as well as reading huge tombs of information.

• Talk to the experts. You’ll be surprised how many professionals will be willing to answer your queries. Talk to your instructors, your managers, even check out LinkedIn.

• Write guides and essays. By summarising the information in your own words, as if explaining to another beginner, you can actually help your own learning process.

• Take notes. Take as many notes as you feel like you need to, and then go back over them with a highlighter to bright out the most important ones.

Using these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a better studying method. If you have physical classes that you go to, you might benefit from having a chat to your teacher/instructor next time you see them.


Subscribe to the Trainer Bubble mailing list to receive updates on new products, special offers and all the latest industry news sent right to your inbox.