Academic Search Engine Knobull Promotes Preparation Techniques To Boost Success

By: Knobull
BOSTON - Nov. 7, 2021 - PRLog -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "Do you feel like your preparation habits aren't cutting it? If long hours at your desk are barely earning you a results you want, maybe it's time to reevaluate your methods. Believe it or not, it's not the hours that count but the preparation  methods you use that can help. For example, you should review materials within 24 hours of first seeing them and review them regularly to retain maximum information."

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management and study method that involves dividing your work into 25-minute intervals, each separated by a five-minute break. Try not to grab your phone during your break because social media can easily divert your attention.

Presentation anxiety is a real challenge for many students and professionals. To avoid being a bundle of nerves on the big day, it's a good idea to do practice sessions beforehand. Practice puts you in a similar environment to the project review or exam, which can help you prepare yourself to be in the right headspace for the real performance.

The Feynman Technique suggests choosing a small topic or concept and teaching it to yourself or someone else. If you get stuck somewhere, go back to your notes to fill in the gaps in your knowledge. Teaching helps you engage deeply with the study material and identify holes in your understanding of the concept.

If you think 10 minutes of social media won't damage your one hour of study time, think again! Instead of forming damaging preparation habits, divide your schedule so that you can achieve a balance between your work and free time. Also, learning from team meetings is a great way to gain different perspectives on a subject. As you discuss it and listen to others, concepts that were once unclear will become easier to understand.

Bentley concluded, "Although many swear by pulling all-night preparation sessions before an exam or major meeting, experts say this is a bad habit because this type of revision only activates a person's short-term memory. Preparing in advance leads to better retention when compared to trying to assimilate large chunks of information within a limited time."
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