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Your tutors and course materials provide information about study and learning, but there are other things you also need to take into account to help you get prepared for your studies.
If you don’t understand new information, sometimes you’ll feel bad and may think it is your fault. This can be a barrier to your understanding.
When you feel like this stop and take a break. This will help your emotions take a step back, and give you the chance to clear your head.
When you are ready, go back to your learning materials and re-read them. Note down what you think is stopping your understanding. Is it the wording? Is it the whole concept? Check other sources of information to see if you can find more to help your understanding. You could also contact your tutor or ask other students. You might find that other people are stuck.
Studying little and often works best
Research shows that people learn best if they study often, but for short periods, taking regular breaks to stretch their limbs and relax. So remember:
Learners build up their understanding gradually rather than take in new knowledge. Understanding comes when you:
You may have to process new information three or more times before it clicks. When you are studying the concepts form a web and new information will click into place if you keep at it.