If you’re reading this, I assume you’re already a mom or a student, perhaps even both. If you’re neither, then this article probably isn’t for you.
Let’s face it, most of us don’t enjoy writing down every single bit of knowledge we acquire – especially when we’re already overloaded with things to do every day. Learning how to learn without writing notes can be incredibly liberating, especially when you’re at the end of your rope because you can’t seem to remember anything.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Everyone has a limited attention span, which means we can’t help but absorb information faster than we can process it. This is why we have teachers – they exist to break down information for us so that we can process it and retain more. However, sometimes, we need quick wins to keep our spirits up – especially when we’re already overloaded.
If you’re in school, you’ve most likely been cut off from the world for a while now because you went through so much stress last year that you’re still recovering from. Unfortunately, that means you have to learn everything all over again this year, which is incredibly frustrating if you’ve already mastered most of the material from last year. The good news is you don’t have to. You can use what you learned last year as a guide to get you through your first year of university, for example, but you don’t have to stick to it – you can mix in whatever you feel like for the course.
This is one of the best things that could have happened to us as students. We’ve all spent hours upon hours scouring the Internet for information, which can often times feel like wasted time because we never knew what could have been useful to us. This is why technology is often considered a blessing by students because it allowed us to find information on a range of subjects that would have otherwise remained hidden from us. The Internet also provided a safe space for students to come together and share their knowledge, which is also why we have Internet Cafés inside some libraries.
You can also find a lot of free learning resources online – either through a school or university website, or even YouTube.
There are so many free YouTube videos on a range of subjects, from algebra to digital marketing, that can be accessed from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. You can use YouTube to find the exact videos that will help you in your studies or teaching, or just to find something enjoyable to watch.
Take Advantage Of Resources
We are blessed to live in a world where information is freely available. Whether it’s a university, a library, or the Internet, information is rarely a charge – especially these days. This is actually one of the biggest changes we’ve seen in education over the past few years – more and more information is available to us for free, which can only mean one thing: we have more information than we know what to do with.
This also means there are more opportunities for us to learn, and more ways for us to get better at what we do. One of the best things you can do for yourself as a student, or even a busy homeowner, is to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the resources available to you. If you’re struggling with a subject, there is almost certainly someone somewhere who can help you – either through a class, a workshop, or an Internet search. You might not find the exact answer you’re looking for, but you’ll almost certainly find someone who can help.
Learning how to learn without writing notes can be incredibly liberating. It doesn’t matter what you’re learning – whether it’s a subject you’re teaching at school, or just something new you’re learning for yourself – the opportunity to learn something new without having to write it down is incredibly appealing, and it can allow you to take your time and do things in the way you want to. It may not be for everyone, but for the students among us, it’s a godsend.