“How to learn more in less time”

General Hints

  • Take up first the subject you most dislike; once you have done this, rest of your work will be easy.
  • Do not hesitate to ask your teachers or your cleverer companions things you do not grasp clearly. Never leave difficulties unanswered as this will put you into greater difficulties later.
  • To make sure that you have understood something thoroughly, use these tricks.
    a): Pretend that you are explaining the lesson to another; see if you can do it well.
    b): Make yourself your own teacher and question yourself and answer honestly. (don't cheat.)
  • Do not continue working when you are tired; walk around the garden, or talk to a friend or have some other pleasant interruption, but only long enough to refresh. You finish your lessons and not tend to waste time.
  • Get enough exercise every day; it keeps the mind fresh.
  • Do not cut down necessary sleep in order to study; it will hurt you later on.
  • Lastly, pray often to the all wise and all-knowing God to help you make progress in your studies.