By definition, self-learning means “a process by which individuals take the initiative, with or without the assistance of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, and evaluating learning outcomes”.
While the definition might scare you off, self-learning is extremely easy when you start embracing it as a habit. It gives you a chance to enjoy and understand the topic instead of learning it by heart.
How do you effectively apply?
When we talk about building a career, the earlier an individual starts embracing self-learning, the better.
Remember, You don’t have to start by taking on the whole syllabus and “self-learn” it.
Imagine you’re in ninth grade and you pick a topic that you think you might like. You can start by studying that topic every day for an hour. You first go through the existing syllabus, and then you watch a video about it. This way you start recollecting better and get into a habit of going beyond the syllabus.
Adapting to a study pattern like this prepares you for a challenge that you might face in your professional life. It gives you an immediate advantage over your peers because you already know that you need to go that extra mile every time.
It also affects how you grasp information. In any education system, the classic way of learning is that the teacher introduces you to the topic and takes you through it. Contrarily, self-learning helps you understand how you would approach a new topic.
The only problem that you might face in your journey of self-learning is thinking that “you can’t do it” We know how you feel and how demotivated you might feel when you try and do something for yourself but end up with unsatisfactory results.
Why does this happen? Why don’t we push ourselves enough? Why do we assume that we aren’t good enough?
We think we might have the answers you are looking for. Read our blog “The Battle of the Inner Critic with our Self Esteem” to know more.
The world of Self-learning can be taxing and lonely, but don’t worry! We’re always here for you. This is why we’re launching “Self-Study Saturdays!” In the next four weeks, we’ll be releasing four blogs that will help you skyrocket your journey as an independent and instant learner.
Stay tuned! We’ll see you next Saturday! Till then you can equip yourselves with some brand-new study techniques with our blog, “3 Effective Strategies for Studying!’