Assimilation is an act of incorporating or absorbing knowledge into the mind. It has been a great problem for many students and many has fall into victim of reading and not understanding easily. It’s a common thing for every individual to read and study at every moment in time on this earth, the level at which you will read and understand lies in the hands of that individual; the time you have and how serious you are with the materials you are studying on. Below are few tips that can help increase your level of assimilation by 80 – 90%
1. SET A PERSONAL TIMETABLE For effective reading you must have your personal time table. This will help you in knowing the time to play and the time to be serious. It is necessary for you to mark your own convenient time for reading. 2. BE DEVOTED This simply means taking time out of no time to do something. Personal devotion is very important in reading and comprehending. Being devoted involves setting your focus against distractions. This is where most students fails; they get distracted easily. Devote yourself and sacrifice your time for reading. 3. HAVE SELF CONTROL Lack of self control is one of the factors that causes failure in our campus. For a student that did not know how to control his or her self, it will be very difficult to read and understand. You must deny yourself of some unnecessary assignment to achieve your goals. Your must control yourself whenever your body says that you should go to sleep or play. Always control yourself against thinking while reading, as it may draw your attention away from your study. 4. TAKE GOOD BUT LIGHT FOODS BEFORE READING Food is the fuel that regulates your energy and mood, both of which can significantly affect your focus. The consumption of heavy foods before reading can weaken you and make you feel sleepy. Good foods will energize your brain and boost your focus. Food will prepare your body for the assignment they want to perform. You can eat foods like green vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, dark chocolates, water. 5. CHOOSE A CONVENIENT LOCATION TO READ The place you use in reading matters a lot. Some set of individual can read in a noisy environment while some in a silent environment but some have been talented to read in both place. You must be able to determine the type of place you can read. It is very necessary and very important. Also get a proper sitting position of a chair and a little high table that your arms can rest on.
6. PREPARE YOURSELF
Being prepared is the most important aspect of reading and understanding. Preparing your mind to understand, taking your mind off difficulties and assuring yourself that you can always read and understand. Feeling prepared may reduce the anxiety you feel once you read, thereby allowing you to assimilate at a more comfortable pace.
You can always read and assimilate if you set your focus right and work on your mind against distractions. Learn the power of focus by starving your distractions.