Studying is hard because you have to completely understand the fundamentals of your subjects and retain what you have learned to be able to put it to use. Yet, in the busy modern world that we live in, the speed has become crucial, so students have to study in the shortest possible time. The internet’s collection of study resources is more interesting and can help students study a lot faster and smarter than staring blankly at a textbook would. As technology helps people all over the world work smarter, why can’t students use it to study smarter?
According to specialists, listening to audiobooks is equally as good for your brain as reading because you can get the same mental benefits from them than you do from reading. Listeners and readers retain an equal understanding of the passages they have consumed. There is no surprise that audiobook sales have doubled in the last five years while print textbooks sales are flat. Audiobooks are providing a more comfortable way of studying without having to stare at a textbook and make your eyes tired. For students, listening to audiobooks seems to be a great way of studying because it is less time consuming and work better with their passion for technology.
Screen-based reading seems to be another trend in the modern world that we live in and the rapidly growing tablet market, e-books are considered to be a more cost-effective and interesting way of studying. According to researches, e-textbooks on tablets can cost on average 50-60% less than print textbooks. Apart from being a cost-effective way of studying, e-Books have a multitude of benefits including having font flexibility that makes reading easier, a huge amount of storage space, they include a huge amount of knowledge that you can easily carry on a tablet. Not to mention that e-Books are an environmentally-friendly studying tool. Many students have embraced technological advancements such as e-Books because they find it more practical and interesting than the traditional printed textbooks. Studies suggest that responding to a text is one way that students establish comprehension and improve their skill in understanding. Therefore, for example, when students take LSAT Prep, e-books allow them to leave personal notes and questions about what they reading to later discuss it in class with their educators.
One of the most important aspects of studying is to verify the knowledge that you have gathered. That is the very purpose of taking exams in schools. Yet, before taking a very important exam, students want to make sure that they know how to answer the most important questions that may appear in their exam and that is why online quizzes have become such a popular studying tool. For example, if you are taking LSAT class and you are preparing for the final exam, you definitely want to check whether you have gathered enough knowledge to be sure that you are going to pass it.
Tech gadgets and the internet have the power to simplify the lives of students by helping them to study more efficiently in less amount of time.
Markus lives in San Francisco, California and is the video game and audio expert on Good e-Reader! He has a huge interest in new e-readers and tablets, and gaming.