1. See the big picture
Analyse why you tend to tackle learning the way you do. Consider how you like to learn and how you learn best in different scenarios. Is it because it’s the most effective for you, or simply because it’s what you’ve always done?
2. Identify your strengths
Are you an active learner who operates best in groups? Are you a visual or independent learner by nature? Take note of the conditions you require to learn quickly and effectively.
3. Work on your weaknesses
You can often improve areas of your learning that are letting you down simply by using them more. If you feel that you’re not confident learning visually, for example, get into the habit of reading the charts and diagrams in an article before grappling with the ideas in the text. Actively look for opportunities to try out new ways to learn. You might be surprised about what works.