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How to build better Study Routine and Study Habits for learners to make them effective?


There are many solutions to make every learners to effective learner by tuning their daily study routine and habit. Can we list out all the options and prioritize the top ten to share with all the learners?

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Hi @Mak12365. This is a great topic for discussion. On the one hand, supporters of the "learning styles" theory believe that every person has a dominant learning style and a preferred mode of receiving information. A study strategy that might work well for a visual learner, for instance, might not work for an aural learner. On the other hand, opponents of the "learning styles" theory deny the existence of a dominants style.
While I am not a supporter of that theory, when it comes to strategies, I think a certain good habit might not be equally effective for all students. What do you think?
P.S. I would suggest that you ask the moderator(s) to change your topic type from a question to a conversation. Of course, this is just a suggestion. 🙂
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When I started doing courses in 2015, I completed and stick to my goals because I tracked my progress and I have found it helpful for any other goal setting as well. But now Coursera already shows how far we are in a course and which assignments we have tried and failed and all in the course home page, so I think if you just login to Coursera everyday you will most probably complete the course. So Login as often as possible and the rest will follow.
Thank you @Mak12365 for starting this wonderful thread relevant to all of us. Following what @Maryam said, we could all try to determine what kind of a learner we are to begin with and design our study strategies accordingly.

I came across this link to a video with effective note-taking methods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AffuwyJZTQQ , covering

which I hope you also enjoy.

It's already mentioned in another thread but I would like to mention here as well: Most research shows handwriting being more effective way of note-taking than typing to study. Here is an article on it http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614524581 , which I thought might also interest you.

Any other strategies?
This is interesting @Denise , Thank you for sharing
No matter what kind of learner you are, studying takes discipline. Friends have always admired that I always finish what I start and wonder how I accomplish so much. One thing I do is create a “to do” list every morning where I list everything I need to do. I will write the phone calls I need to make, the stores I need to go, practice my clarinet, check into my courses. Seeing it in writing as a list makes it so easy to accomplish. It feels so good to be able to check them all off and know I have accomplished my goals for the day.
Making habits out of what you need to do daily is also helpful. For example, I need to do yoga exercises daily. It’s something I will do when I wake up every day, before breakfast.
A top ten is a tough one, @Mak12365 . I use my top 2: lists and habits, which help me find daily success..
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@Mak12365 I think jotting down routine for learners seems a little unorthodox and over dependence on Mentors to make them do. I guess learners who have joined the discussion forum should be motivated enough to pull out routine by themselves because let's not forget most of learners here are working professionals. So, what holds priority to one person, may differ to that of another person and I think it's a tough call to list top ten habits.
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Judith wrote:

No matter what kind of learner you are, studying takes discipline. Friends have always admired that I always finish what I start and wonder how I accomplish so much. One thing I do is create a “to do” list every morning where I list everything I need to do. I will write the phone calls I need to make, the stores I need to go, practice my clarinet, check into my courses. Seeing it in writing as a list makes it so easy to accomplish. It feels so good to be able to check them all off and know I have accomplished my goals for the day.
Making habits out of what you need to do daily is also helpful. For example, I need to do yoga exercises daily. It’s something I will do when I wake up every day, before breakfast.
A top ten is a tough one, @Mak12365 . I use my top 2: lists and habits, which help me find daily success..


@Judith I very much agree with you here.

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