This is how I study, might want to share it with you all. But, take note that this method works for me, but might not work for you. You can discover your own study routine, find what suits you well.
But this is mine:
First of all, ofcourse I read a book, but I always check the table of contents first, to see what’s coming ahead of it.
-Everytime I read I use the Pomodoro Technique, but instead of using 25mins focus and 5mins break, I use 45mins focus and 15mins break, but it’s up to you.
-Everytime I finish 1 Chapter or 1 Unit, I would do an active recall using the Feynman Technique, I imagine I was teaching it to somebody else.
Sometimes when I’m pretending I was teaching it to someone, I do an active note taking.
-When it comes to note taking I combine doing a “Mind Map” and making “Doodles” (doodling is easy, i dont know how to draw like an artist but I can doodle, I remember it more easily since doodling is a visual note, it makes the notes in your notebook much memorable) Try reading the book “The Doodle Revolution” by Sunni Brown.
-Lastly, I’ve collect important keywords on my notes and translate them to creative images and place them in my MEMORY PALACE. (MEMORY PALACE IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE)
When there’s important numbers like scientific/math constants I use my own PAO SYSTEM.
It’s a bit of a work, but it’s worth it. Whenever I study I combine both, I understand it first then I commit it to memory. Specially, I mostly study science and math. But when I study history it’s much easier cause I can create a movie in my mind. And, when I’m trying to remember dates I use the PAO system and the system I created, which is specific images for each month of the year. I’ve got this idea to Ron White, on his Youtube channel, this is the video https://youtu.be/GfYaek32tGE
While doing a review I use spaced repetition. There are a lot of topic already that I don’t review that much, but I still remember them and their images in my Memory Palace is still vivid.
So far, I can study efficiently with these methods, but I still want to improve it. So do you have any suggestions? It’ll help. Thanks!!