2.3 The learning cycle
Our capacity to learn can be improved by:
- analysing how we do things
- being willing to try new things
- recognising what works best for us.
Rather than rushing into study tasks without pausing, it can be useful to devise a strategy that gives you time and space to reflect on what you are doing as you engage in different activities. This can involve:
- stopping to think about what you are learning
- developing an awareness of your feelings and responses as you study
- recognising the choices that you face (such as how to take notes, what evidence you need to collect)
- questioning your assumptions and preconceptions
- reflecting on your progress towards your own study goals.