Study technique and homework

A good study technique is important for doing homework. It makes it easier to learn. Examples include a lot of repetition, highlighting important parts of a text, starting your homework on time, getting help from someone who can quiz you, as well as eating and sleeping properly.

Humans have three ways of perceiving impressions. Most of us have one primary channel that they prefer to use, while the other two are secondary.

The visual channel – perceives through visual impressions

This channel seems to be the most obvious one. About 70% of the population have this as their most important channel.

If you prefer to look at pictures and even text, you are what is known as a visual person. This means you can make good use of "mind mapping". It is also important for you that the teacher uses images and metaphors in his/her speech.

The auditory channel – perceives through hearing

This channel is about listening for information. About 10% of the population prefer this channel.

If you prefer to listen to information, it may make things easier if you record what the teacher says (but ask his/her permission first).

Kinaesthetic & tactile channels – perceive physically (touch, taste, smell) and through emotions

These channels are about emotions and motor activity, about getting to feel. About 20% of the population belong to this group.

If you belong to this group, you like to touch things and have an emotional experience – you learn best by doing. You can think about and imagine what you would do in practice to make use of the information.

​Help with homework

There are several organisations that offer support in doing homework and provide homework help. You can often get help at the library to find homework help. Many libraries also offer regular homework help themselves.

The Red Cross

Individuell Människohjälp – IM (Individual human help)

Chalmers

Mattecentrum (the maths centre)

Self-training in mathematics

There are several websites that can help you to learn different subjects, for example mathematics. Some are available in several languages.

Webbmatte.se

Matteboken.se

Mathematics glossaries

Plugg efter plugget

Matematics on YouTube

Mathematics and programming on YouTube

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