How to Develop Your Study Skills

The famous writer and philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon, once said, “Knowledge is power.” What he forgot to mention is that the key to unlocking this power is the mastery of effective study skills. Learning isn’t confined to the four walls of a classroom or a period of one’s life. Learning is a lifelong endeavor, a perpetual journey of growth and self-improvement. The fuel to this endless journey is the mastery of effective study skills.


Knowledge is power.

Sir Francis Bacon


The ability to acquire, retain, and recall information efficiently and effectively not only determines one’s academic success but also profoundly influences one’s professional growth. It equips us with the ability to grasp new concepts swiftly, solve problems innovatively, make informed decisions confidently, and remain relevant.

Whether you’re a student grappling with piles of coursework, an adult juggling responsibilities, or a lifelong learner aiming to stay abreast with the continuous flow of new skills, developing your study skills is paramount. It’s not just about getting through school with flying colors but also about thriving at work and growing as an individual.

Whether you’re a student in school or an executive preparing for a big presentation, knowing the best methods of studying can be a valuable time saver.

If you can’t see the infographic below, you can click to view the post online. Here are some facts about memory and learning that may help you ace your next test or jog your memory just when you need it:


Fun Fact: Chewing gum stimulates the brain and jogs memory.


Fact: 3/5 college students try studying all night, leading to lower grades.


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Fact: Snack on blueberries to prevent memory loss.


Study Tip: Study in 30 min blocks and stop after 90 minutes.



Infographic provided by StudyMedicineAbroad.

Image Credit: Lukas Blazek

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