IWTYAL 282: How important is it to review notes after lessons?
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Johanna asks: “How important is it to review your lesson notes?”
In Today's Episode:
- The principle of review is super important
- In the past, I've spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reviewing what I did in the morning, and it's very effective
- The foundation of memory and mastery is repetition
- Your teacher is right that reviewing your notes is the best way to learn the stuff from the lesson
- However, the question remains… why?
- If the topics aren't relevant to you, it can be demotivating
- But if you have follow-up lessons on the same topic, then reviewing your notes is bound to help you
- It's the big conundrum of classroom learning – is the stuff actually relevant or interesting to you?
- I suggest dealing with the reality in front of you and doing your best to learn it
- Review the whole text, not just the vocab
- Study “smart” not “hard” – e.g. identify the really important words and work hard to remember them
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