Recently I had a short debate with a friend regarding how to study efficiently and I got the idea of making it my next blog post.
All of us have a particular and unique way of performing our tasks. This includes the way we study. There are several ways of doing it. From repeating the same thing for days to studying a day before the exam. So many that even I don’t know the different methodologies.
This is what I have learned in life as a student. All of us have some strengths and weaknesses. When we study, we should do it in a way we enjoy it.
Don’t study because you have to but do it because you are enjoying the way you do it.
For example, we’ll find uncountable videos in YouTube telling us how to study. But that’s the way the makers have tried and succeeded. There is no guarantee that it will work for everyone. If it works, you are lucky. If it doesn’t work, don’t pretend to be a fool. Someone might like to study by just reading the text book but another will not learn anything this way.
It’s a trend these days in India that school children go for private tutions after their classes. My question to parents would be,”If your child can’t cover basics what will he/she do when he/she gets into professional courses where you hardly have time to see your face daily.” If you look at the stats, children who study by themselves are more successful in the long run while children who are addicted to tutions find it difficult later on. Tution classes are like spoon feeding. It could be helpful today but not everyday.
We might try methods and fail but remember that even in failures we have discovered a weakness which is impossible if you are afraid of failure.
We have seen some kids asking friends before the exam,” Did you study this? You know this answer?” If that guy doesn’t know it then everybody looks at him as if they just discovered that he has AIDS. His confidence becomes like a deflated balloon.
People will come and give suggestions as if they have just patented it. Remember that only you have a patent of using your skills.
I would like to compare it with a film that recently grabbed the headlines and also the national award, BAAHUBALI. The film ends with a positive character(Katappa) stabbing the hero(Baahubali) from the back. The whole of India wants to know why Katappa killed Baahubali? Now here’s what I want to say. Like Baahubali was fighting a war, you are preparing for the exam. Then a person comes giving you advice which is most often useless. He is Katappa! If you give ears to the advice, you are turning towards him to stab you in your face. You might say that Baahubali was still stabbed and killed but you know what, the movie is still named Baahubali, not Katappa!
To sum it up. Follow your style of studying and even if you take suggestions take them from experts who will help you realise your strengths and weaknesses. I sternly believe in all this because I believe that we are unique. We are all better performing tasks in our unique ways. A very well known quote too puts a big tick on my thoughts,”Great people don’t do different things they do things differently!”
Success is a process don’t expect victory overnight. Just make sure that you’re on the right path.
Have a great day! God bless.