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Enhance your focus: 6 effective study techniques to boost productivity

Discover six powerful study techniques that can help you stay focused and improve your productivity while learning. From time management to active engagement, explore strategies to make your study sessions more efficient.   by Leona Merlin Antony

Enhance your focus: 6 effective study techniques to boost productivity LMA
First Published Aug 16, 2023, 6:19 PM IST

Staying focused during study sessions is essential for effective learning and academic success. Here are six study techniques designed to enhance your concentration, boost your productivity, and optimize your learning experience:

1. Pomodoro Technique

Break your study time into short intervals (usually 25 minutes), followed by a 5-minute break. After completing four cycles, take a longer break. This technique harnesses the power of time management and encourages sustained focus.


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2. Active Recall

Instead of passively rereading notes, actively engage with the material by recalling information from memory. This method enhances retention and strengthens your understanding of the subject matter.

3. The Feynman Technique

Explain complex concepts in simple terms as if you were teaching someone else. This technique helps you identify gaps in your understanding and reinforces your comprehension of the topic.

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4. Mind Mapping:

Create visual diagrams that connect key concepts and ideas. Mind maps help organize information in a visually appealing way, making it easier to grasp relationships between different pieces of information.

5. Study Environment Optimization

Designate a distraction-free study area with proper lighting, comfortable seating, and minimal interruptions. An optimized study environment plays a significant role in maintaining focus.


6. Active Note-Taking

Instead of passively transcribing information, engage with the material while taking notes. Summarize key points, highlight important details, and jot down questions to deepen your understanding.

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