Research in Cognitive Psychology has revealed various effective learning strategies and there is a so-called Top 6 list of effective study strategies. What most of these strategies have in common is that students usually do not use them because the strategies add difficulty during studying and, therefore, feel like they are not working - when, in fact, that added difficulty is what makes them so effective.
I wish I had known these strategies as a student as many of them make studying less stressful and more successful - in the long run.
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