Do you struggle to retain what you have just read? Are you spending hours studying? Are you actually retaining anything?
If not, consider taking a break when studying. Breaks have been proven to help you refocus on the material which will support retention. Breaks can help if they have a purpose, some examples of purposeful breaks are:
· A 10-15 walk outside.
· Eating a snack and drinking water
· Moving around the house
· Deep breathing
It is best to leave the study space in order to allow the brain to reset, a change of scenery will allow the brain to process information and refocus. Not every type of break will work for everyone, try out different methods and see what works.