Did you know that it is possible to learn more from less studying? It seems implausible, but many people have aced their exams by studying less. Here are some facts that you probably didn’t know:
Smart people use a different learning strategy; they are not just gifted.
Your grades could improve if you did less studying.
You can train yourself to be smart.
How is any of this possible?
The key to learning more by studying less, according to Scott H. Young, is holistic learning. What is it? Basically, holistic learning is the opposite of cramming. When you cram, you fill your head with information, hoping that you will remember it later. Memorization treats the brain like a computer filing system. In holistic learning, you learn by making a connection between ideas. It’s actually a lot messier than it sounds because information is not filed away in neat boxes. Instead, it’s made into a web of interweaved concepts. This type of learning is closer to how the human brain works: which makes it a complete success.