Learning is an educational process which at times can take a lot of time and effort. Therefore before you learn something it is important that you give your attention, effort, and commitment to the task as this will help you in mastering the task.
Especially if you are learning something related to academics it will be helpful if you are passionate about the topic. Therefore it is best to learn something because you want to and not because you have to. For example, if it is neuro linguistic programming that you want to learn, then you will need to put in more effort and commitment that comes with learning if you are interested in the topic.
In order for you to study what was taught to you, your first have to pay attention when the lesson is conducted. Therefore it will be very beneficial to you if you put away distractions such as your phone when you are being taught something. Giving your complete attention and focus on a task can go a long way and will be very beneficial to you in the long run. For example, if you do not pay attention in class then while you are going through the topic by yourself you might get stuck as you may not understand a thing or two. However, if this does happen you should not just close your books and forget about it. You should do your own research and try and understand for yourself. However, if you feel you need the topic explained again then you should approach your teacher and ask him or her to explain the topic to you again. While someone is explaining to you if you cannot understand what is being taught then you should not feel afraid or ashamed to voice your doubts. Voicing your doubts and asking a lot of questions will be very beneficial to you when you are studying.
What Works For You?
There are many different ways of studying and also different times of the day that can be more effective than other times. However, this can vary from individual to individual, therefore, it is important that you figure out which style works best for you. For instance, if it is the morning that works best for you then you should prioritise your time accordingly so that you can study in the mornings. If you find studying in the nights is more effective for you then you should make sure you sleep in the afternoons so that you are refreshed and awake to study in the night. Some people prefer to study by taking small breaks whereas others prefer to study without having any breaks in between. Again it will be beneficial to you if you find which works best for you. You should also not try and force any methods on yourself even though it may work for others. For instance, if your friend recommends studying with music in the background, trying it will be of no harm. However, if you feel it does not work for you then you should not force this method on yourself.