In the February 2020 issue of Six Simple Steps to Learn From Home, we covered the need for setting up your own office space as a productive study habit. However, many of the above tips to learn at home effectively also cover other important ideas.
When you’re reading a book and have all your other distractions taken away, it’s especially easy to get distracted when you’re reading. The first step to learn to be more focused when you read is to find a quiet spot where you can concentrate and read in the same way that you would when you were on a train, plane, bus or car.
Make a point to start each day with a review of what you learned in the previous day. This will make it easier to stay on track and it will also reduce the risk of forgetting what you just read.
You’ll need to practice your memory skills when you’re reading. Use your index card and cross out words that you don’t understand or use a technique such as a flashcard to help memorize words.
Write down notes and ideas that come to mind throughout your reading experience. If you can’t remember the information the next time you read it, take a moment to jot it down.
Finally, don’t forget to make lists of all the important things that you can recall the next time you read it. You might as well start planning out your next trip, business meeting or project based on what you learned from your studies at home.
These are just some of the most effective ways to learn from home. As we said before, you should practice the above techniques every single day and you’ll begin to see some quick results.
A great source for getting started with these techniques is the internet. There are a lot of sites that teach you how to use different tools and techniques in your Internet research and you can take a class through eBooks on learning from home.
With eBooks and audio lessons, you can learn from home using an actual expert. This means you can listen to an actual teacher who will explain to you exactly what it is you need to know to be successful at studying from home.
Learning to be successful in life is a skill that will pay off in the long run. So don’t wait until your mind is full of half finished ideas to start taking advantage of all the benefits that can come from studying from home.