Learning from Your Experiences While Studying - dummies

Learning from Your Experiences While Studying

Part of Study Skills For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

In the academic system, it’s very important to be aware of what you’ve learned from an experience. If you’ve attempted to do something and it hasn’t quite worked, make sure you honestly evaluate the following:

  • What you did: Your research questions, research and methods.

  • What happened: Did you get the answers you expected? What problems did you come up against and how did you solve them?

  • Why you think it happened: Could you have prepared better for any predicted or expected problems?

  • What you should have done and could use to make improvements next time: Were you too ambitious? Did you miscalculate the time you needed? Should you have used a different method?