The study cycle is a 5-step approach to learning designed to help students become more efficient learners. It works the way your brain learns best. It reinforces new content and builds confidence. The study cycle can be easily adapted to any coursework.
Intense study session
Set a Goal. For 1 to 2 minutes decide what you want to accomplish in your study session.
Study with Focus. For the next 30 to 50 minutes interact with the material - organize, concept amp, summarize, process, re-read, fill-in notes, reflect, etc.
Reward Yourself. Take a break for 10 to 15 minutes. Walk around, get a snack, relax.
Review. Go over, summarize and wrap-up what you just studied for 5 minutes.