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What's the best way to study?
Steven Parker227,167 Points
Everyone has thier own learning style, and a simultaneous learning process might work for you where a more sequential one might be better for someone else (it would be for me). The nice thing about self-paced learning vs. public school is this time you can choose what works best for you.
Like Steven said everyone has their own learning styles. If you feel like your not studying the best way, it could be a good opportunity to take a step back and do a some self reflection to assess where you are to where you want to be.
You could do this by keeping a journal keeping a log of your study habits or taking notes after each course/track. This doesn't have to be complicated, you could simply just record:
- Positives: What your confident about after completing a course/track
- Negatives: What you feel that you have done poorly on in the course/track
- e.g I failed to understand what data attributes are and how to use them
- Delta/Improve: How you can improve for the future
- e.g I need to read the Mozilla Documentation on data attributes to get a better understanding
Reflecting back on key takeways can help you manage your personal study time if you know you have a limited amount of time to study.
If you feel you really confident in a particular skill, why not build something simple with it to get some more practice or try something new your curious about. Having a side project is a good way to exercise the fundamentals. Since it is your side project you can devote time as you see fit.
I'm a tactile learner so doing some side project helps me learn, personally.
I hope this helps!