Most of us are busy with our smartphones or computers in most of the times of our day. We are on social media without knowing or rather realising how much time we waste daily doing that. But we can also learn through those online platforms and widen our range of knowledge is a thing that most of us doesn’t realise. Using those gadgets, we can ensure our growth of knowledge and intellect level via self-education.
Well, not only online web portals but public libraries can also help in our education. They contain one of those very few but massive source of knowledge in them. You can choose any material that is printed or online that you find enjoyable and start to learn that topic. And that’s how you can save your weekends from getting wasted.
The world hiding behind the internet is full of destruction. So, it takes significant commitment and concentration for independent learning. So, you may need to work on your discipline a lot.
Here are some tips that you may find useful in your process of self-learning. Happy learning.
- Preparing the environment
Preparing an environment to study is one of those very first things you have to do if you are planning to work on your self-education process. Always remember, when you are trying to learn on your own, you cannot get a classroom to keep you focused. So, you need to make an environment that can help you stay focused on your goal of self-study. Arrange a desk if needed. Find a comfortable chair for yourself. Now the chair is important too. Be careful that it won’t cause pain to your waist or neck. Keep your laptop, books, pens/pencils/markers and other essential things on the desk. Make sure that whenever you sit on that desk, your mind should be fully focused on your goal.
When you are studying alone, try to highlight all the important things. Use markers for the printed materials or highlighters on your eBooks. That helps you to remember things much better.
- Learning from different mediums
Read articles, journals or attend seminars that are related to your study. You can watch documentaries. What I’m trying to say is never limit yourself with one single source. Try different sources but stick to the topic that attracts you the most.
- Take help from the references
You cannot stop learning. Search for science articles, journals, magazines on different online web portals. There are plenty of them if you want to learn. As most of them are not free, you can use dealvoucherz, saving coupons to get discounts on those online portals. Or, you can also use voucher codes, discount codes for these purposes.
- Follow experts or inspiring people
Find out people who are experts at your subject or topic. Talk with them, ask them questions, clear your doubts. One to one conversation is always best. You’ll know more people through them, who can help you with learning. And that is how you socialise and learn, both at once. And once you found people who’ve been interested in your topic, trust me, you won’t ever feel lonely again.
- Read whenever you got some time
It’s better to study for an hour every day, rather than a whole day study at the weekend, and then doesn’t care about your “goals” for the next few days. You’ll entirely forget about it until the following weekend, and that really won’t help you grow your knowledge. So, make a routine, make yourself free for at least one or half an hour every day and stay true to what you’ve promised to yourself on your reading desk on the very first day. That is how you improve.
- Everything you read is not always true
Before you start to assume that this guy is mad let me give you an example. Our ancestors trusted what they read. Thus, when Copernicus said that the Sun is not moving around us, they thought this scientist has gone mad. What happened? Couldn’t our ancestors change the truth, right? So, everything you read is not always right, science is discovering new things every day. So, when you start learning new things, there are possibilities that some of those can contradict with what you’ve known or what you’ve read. So, my suggestion is, when this kind of situation arrives, you better do your research, go to the depth of that topic and learn.
Well, these are some tips for your independent learning. Just remember one thing. People have been writing books long before our birth. Needless to say, that no one can ever know everything. Not even about one particular topic. So never think that you know everything. I hope these tips are going to help you people. Happy learning.