Study Skills

How to Study in an Effective Way – The Art of Learning

The goal of a successful analysis is to think. It’s about reading to understand the concept behind every word. It is to observe things and to consider them critically. Study is not only about translating the text, but about processing the detail that is contained in the text. In order to be a good student, the fundamentals of productive learning are as follows:

1. Willingness to get to know

The student’s ability to learn is indispensable for a fruitful analysis. The first thing that fruitful research demands is your ability to understand. Your ability to learn allows you to grow your interest in your studies. Being a student, you need to have a thirst for information. You’re meant to have passion for your thesis. It encourages you to devote up time to learn. It makes you pay attention to your tests. Research is an undertaking that requires a lot of focus and commitment, which is only possible if you have an intrinsic curiosity to understand.

The engagement of a student in his/her studies allows him/her to manage time for his/her studies, to stay for hours to learn, to abandon his/her other interests for his/her studies and to focus more effectively on his/her studies. The love of leaning gives students a sense of obligation for their learning, which is a symbol of a student’s progress.

Any students see research as a hardship on them. They may prepare a little out of fear of failure in their exams. Such a student may get less mark in his or her test, or may even fail in his or her exam. But students who have passion in their bosoms for their studies have the best scores in their exams; and for them, studying is not a hardship, but a privilege to study.

2. Understanding the intention of reading

The purpose of reading is to learn and understand what you’re reading. Reading does not mean literally speaking the words of a paragraph. There is no benefit of using language alone and not grasping the concept found in words or phrases. Each sentence has a valuable concept and knowledge in it-transmitted by the speaker (writer). The purpose of reading is to understand and absorb the ideas and knowledge conveyed to the reader by the author in the paragraph. Students should know the intent of reading what they’re reading about. Therefore, when you read a paragraph, you can pay your full attention to it; so that you can better learn and understand what each sentence means to you. It’s called a successful and fruitful analysis. Reading without learning correctly is wasting the time.

Read the paragraph carefully and study it correctly so that you can repeat it in your exam if you have a question about it in your test. Learning and knowing the subject properly can seem a little difficult to start with. But if the intention of reading is obvious to you, the passing of time will make things simpler for you. Read a paragraph or lesson carefully to lend your full attention, then close the book and write whatever you’ve learned from your reading to the page. Practicing this way is going to help boost your pick up ability. Think that all the knowledge found in the sentences is very relevant to be known and understood. Often reading can not be easy to grasp the subject/paragraph or to read the lesson again, or even more, to remember.

Any subjects can be a bit more complicated than others. For eg, the subject of science can be a little more difficult than the subjects of the arts. Difficult subjects would take more time and focus than other subjects. Similarly, in order to learn a particular category of subject, you need to make your mind dependent on the essence of the subject so that you can learn it correctly and quickly.

3. Research with focus and commitment

If you’re sitting for research, you shouldn’t have any irrelevant thoughts on your head that could disrupt your study. Your mind should be free from all such unnecessary thoughts when you are learning. Throw all useless thoughts out of your head when you’re learning. If you launch your research and, at the same time, dream again and again about a film that you’ve watched a few days before, you can’t study properly. Likewise, if you study and, at the same time, text on your cell phone to your mates, you cannot study properly because that hinders the studying process.

When you sit down to study, just think about your study and don’t give room to anything else in your mind but your research. If you have a very important job to complete that creeps into your head time and again when you’re researching, it’s best to finish that task early before you sit down to study and then start studying, so you should be completely focused on what you’re studying. In the same way, strive not to pay attention to everyday items in your environment when you study, so those things can draw your attention from your study.

4. Few items would need to be memorized for learning

There are some things you need to hold in mind while you study them. You’ve got to memorise stuff like that in a proper manner. Know that! I don’t say “cramming” by memorising here. Students should never follow a cramming approach for learning because it reduces their ability of imagination.

Any subjects will have things that need to be studied and held in mind for a long time to come. Students prepare in order to understand their subject so that they can replicate it in their examination in order to apply for their examination. Items that need to be borne in mind are specific terminology, scientific names, historical dates and occurrences, names of celebrities and particular names taken from foreign languages. If you know those things and you list them, each of them bears marks for them and has a strong impression on the checker of your report. For example, in the biology book, you will learn the distinction between biological terms used in biological processes and stuff. A medical student must maintain the names of the pharmaceutical products and their chemical formulas. Similarly, in the Chemistry Journal, if you have to analyse a chemical reaction that requires multiple phases. You need to learn to understand the entire process, but you need to bear in mind the basic names of and step involved in the process and the appropriate step sequences for that process. This means that just learning is not enough, learning should still be held in mind for a long time, so that you can reproduce it in your exam or use it in the future when you need it.

5. Generate problems in mind and find solutions to them

Try to create good questions about the subject you’re researching, and try to learn about their responses. One of the habits of a brilliant student is that he produces and poses good questions. When such students research the subject, they strive to investigate every part of the subject by creating good questions about it; and they attempt to find answers to these questions either on their own or with the aid of others. It allows them to overcome the confusion about their learning. They improve their learning as well as their faith in their learning.

7. Discussion allows us understand more

Studying a subject and talking to your peers lets you discover the places you skipped to discuss when you prepare. Discussing the subject, after studying it, with your classmate, makes you keep learning while you replicate it in front of others, and your brain is working on it again. Having something in mind that you’re going to explore it with someone changes the way you prepare and read, as it increases your learning seriousness. Discussing the topic with other aid you know which places you may have missed when learning the same thing.

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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