“You and I should be fullyqualified and certified intraditional education and itsprocesses for yet another verygood reason: bilinguality. Themen and women of Christ shouldbe truly educated and articulateas to secular knowledge butshould also be educated andarticulate in the things of theSpirit.”
Use a schedule that takes into account every class, laboratory, lecture, social event, and other work in which you engage. Studying should be carried out only when you are rested, alert, and have planned for it. Last minute studying just before a class is usually a waste of time. Choose a place to study that is not distracting. Libraries, study lounges or private rooms are best. SQ3R: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review. Take notes and use a highlighter. Practice with others.
Begin studying no less than 30-90 minutes after a meal. Never study within 30 minutes of going to sleep. Prioritize! Make a list of what you intend to study, prioritize the list, and stick to it! If possible, study no more than 30-40 minutes at a stretch. Many students retain more by studying for short periods with breaks in between. It all depends on what youre trying to study, but generally, after a period of study, take a break. Take study breaks away from your desk or wherever you are studying. Let the break be a time to think about other things. Use some break time to reflect, not constantly review what you have just studied.
Be alert. Exercise, shower, and pray before you study. Study at a desk or table where you can write and remain alert. Ask yourself, “What is the author saying? What is the central message? How does this apply to me?” Set goals to live what you are learning? Visualize what you are studying. Use a study journal to take notes, ask questions, and set goals. Memorize scriptures.
Share what you learn with others. Review chapter headings to give you an idea of what to look for in the chapter. Try writing a summary of the passage in one sentence. Plan your study activities before beginning to study. Prepare a talk or lesson on a topic. Frequently review your notes and goals. Use the Bible Dictionary, church history maps, Index, etc. to gain a better understanding of history, culture, background. Look for key words.
Look for connecting words (therefore, thus, wherefore, etc.) and see how the passages relate to each other. Avoid excessive marking. The benefit is lost if you can’t understand your markings because you have made too many notes, lines, or colors. Use footnotes and the Topical Guide to see how the same word is used in other contexts. Use a variety of study methods. Always have a purpose at the beginning of your study session.
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“The Lord and His Church havealways encouraged education toincrease our ability to serve Himand our Heavenly Father’s children.For each of us, whatever ourtalents, He has service for us togive. And to do it well alwaysinvolves learning, not once or for alimited time, but continually.” -President Henry B. Eyring