Study Tips to Learn Difficult Subjects Easily

We find subjects and topics easy and difficult depending on our liking and ability to grasp concepts. Comprehending the complexities and primary concepts of some topics can be challenging. This challenge becomes more pronounced when it comes to competitive exams, as the syllabus consists of many complex concepts. However, there are ways to navigate and master these easily. Here, we cite some study tips for students to tackle difficult subjects with smart techniques.

Be clear about your goals

Study tips for student - Be clear about your goalsTo begin with, it is imperative to set short- and long-term goals. Keep them specific and time bound as well. Having clear goals is the key to staying motivated throughout your learning process. These will define your achievement of the subject or topics.

Adopt the mindset of growth

This is another important aspect of mastering difficult subjects. Believe in yourself, your intellect and your abilities, which will improve through consistent hard work. If you wish to master any subject, you can only do so through continuous and persistent learning. This mindset will also help you stay motivated.

Break it into chunks

Studying any topic in its entirety can be overwhelming and overload your brain with information. Hence, break it down into small, manageable pieces to master it. For instance, chalk out a plan where you will focus on mastering a topic in a week and then move on to the next.

Pause, recall, reflect

Another effective trick to attain mastery over a subject is to read or solve a problem, close the book and then reflect on the basic concepts of the topic. Let what you’ve learnt sink into your brain deeply to leave its mark. This is another good study habit to conquer a difficult subject.

Connect what you’ve learned to the real world

It always helps to connect what you’re studying with real-world experiences. This is especially true for concepts. Therefore, look at case studies, analogies, or examples that you can use to relate the topic. Doing this will help you understand and grasp the concept better.

Look for various explanations

Now, there is loads of material available on one subject or topic out there. You can look at other resources to get explanations on a particular subject. So, look for articles, videos, lectures by other tutors for multiple explanations. This will give you a better understanding of the topic.

Use various learning techniques

Some people work with visuals, while others are great with words. Go with the learning technique/s that suits you the best. So, use mnemonics, flashcards, flow charts, mind maps, graphs, pie charts, and other methods while learning. You can also teach the topic to someone else to grasp it better.

Create notes in your handwriting

Good study habit - Create notes in your handwritingAnother good study habit is to write down your notes instead of typing them. Writing helps you understand better, retain better and recall better. It helps in fortifying what you’ve learned in every way. So, jot down key points of a topic, highlight them and make concise notes.

Every student has to deal with some subjects and topics that they find difficult to handle and master. Along with the above-mentioned tips, it is also beneficial to know the best time to study and memorise that suits your biorhythm. As each individual is different, this time will also vary. Also, we suggest you join an online coaching class while preparing for a competitive exam. TG Campus offers exhaustive, long-term and short-term courses for such exams and even the Boards. In a nutshell, following the above strategies, coupled with a good online programme to support your learning, goes a long way in helping you master any difficult subject.

Written by Today's Geniuses
Today’s Geniuses comprises of all the members of TG Campus. It includes IIT Alumni, PhD holders with fellowship and Subject Matter Experts, creating an enthusiastic bunch of Geniuses who are driven by their passion to empower learning.