Who does not know it? The apprenticeship really buzzes – learning, on the other hand, is a total crash. Regardless of whether it is school-based training , dual studies or company-based training : learning always means stress. Nevertheless, before starting your apprenticeship, you made it up to you to be really hard-working. Realizing the plan, but somehow didn’t work out that well because the subject matter is more than you thought?
You feel like many apprentices. That’s why we’re now giving you eight tips and tricks that will make learning half as bad. This not only saves you a lot of stress, but you may even have fun with it.
The problem: you slept a few times in vocational school and then looked too late at the curriculum – and the subject matter has grown over your head. It will be difficult to catch up with all of this.
The solution: Even if it sounds silly: Paying attention to vocational school regularly and practicing after class is the best learning method.
Find your learner type!
The problem: No matter how often you go through your notes, you can’t remember the material just by reading it. Why not?
The solution: Everyone learns differently. Really everyone. It is important that you know what kind of learner you are.
Trick your brain!
The problem: You can’t pull yourself up to study because everything is more exciting than your school books? Postponing work just doesn’t make it any better. On the contrary.
The solution: start with the subjects that you enjoy and that you are good at! If learning is easy for you, your brain is so nice and automatically switches to “I’m busy now” mode.
The problem: at some point your head will go weak – especially if you don’t take any breaks from studying. Then nothing fits into the brain anymore, frustration spreads and nobody is in the mood to continue. Understandable.
The solution: plan breaks! Yes, you heard right. If you want to learn, you have to relax from time to time. So give yourself five minutes of rest every half hour, get some chocolate, check Instagram for a moment – and then (really!) Go on.
Make yourself comfortable!
The problem: When studying, it’s not just your smartphone or the Internet that can distract. Often enough, a humming radio or street noise in front of your window means that you cannot concentrate properly.
The solution: create your own personal workplace. Do you need rest to study? Then out with everything that makes noise! Nothing works without background doodles? Then turn on your favorite music! Whether in the garden, in the park, in the hammock or at the desk – only you know where and how you learn best.
Index cards help!
The problem: Your notes are completely chaotic, a common thread cannot be identified and … damn it, isn’t half of it missing? Oh dear. The chaos among us must know that.
The solution: create index cards! You can hardly learn more effectively. Write down the important content of your training, always have index cards with you, take a look at it every now and then = it works for you!
Learn with friends!
The problem: No matter how well you paid attention in vocational school, at some point you will have questions while studying that you cannot answer. Was that right now, or did I make a mistake? Now it would be cool if you had someone to check with.
The solution: grab a couple of fellow sufferers and learn together! Learning with friends is not only more fun, but also has the advantage that you can ask each other and help each other. Still have problems with some topics? There’s no shame in tutoring during your training either!
Google is your friend!
The problem: not just you, your friends too? If you don’t understand connections at all, despite all the efforts, it quickly spoils the mood.
The solution: the internet! How else could it be? Google and Wikipedia know almost everything – and that can really help sometimes. Caution: Always double-check all information that you find on the net.