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Seven tips for making the most out of Khan Academy

Looking to take your Khan Academy experience to the next level? We’re here to help you learn and want to give you the tools you need to succeed. We asked Khan Academy students to share their top tips for making the most of our resources. Check out their suggestions below, and happy learning!

1. Set goals for yourself.

Keep a goal. Make yourself practice certain subjects every week. It doesn’t have to be an hour every day; start with something like 30 minutes every two days. You need to practice certain skills to get better at them, and having objectives is important. —Rubina

2. Use Khan Academy regularly and make a schedule.

I suggest doing a little bit each day. Trying to complete a whole course in a few hours is unrealistic and not helpful—one can't retain all that information—but just completing a lesson here and there isn't beneficial, either. Pace yourself, and stick to it! —Maggie
Have a strict schedule and follow it. Khan Academy has a lot of content, and it may be overwhelming at times. But, if you come up with a personalized study plan or follow the study plan laid out by Khan Academy, you can make the most out of this great tool. —Javier

3. Take notes, either on paper or on a computer.

Treat the videos as you would a classroom lecture; be prepared with a notebook, pencil, pen, and calculator. Add video titles to the table of contents in your notebook for a quick reference. Become an active participant—active listening and doing—in the learning process. —Michael

4. If you need help, consider asking the Khan Academy community.

I wish I had known that Khan Academy had a section below each video where you can ask questions and they will be answered by other Khan Academy users! When I first started using Khan Academy, I didn't know about this. If I did not understand something, I had to Google it or ask my parents. Now I know that I can ask a question in the comments section and my question will be answered! —Joseph

5. Make Khan Academy your own. Adjust Khan Academy to work for your learning style.

You can slow down or speed up the videos, and rewind and watch them again if you need to.
Download videos from our app—on Android and iOS—if you want to watch them when you’re not online.

6. Be patient and persistent

We know that sometimes in your learning journey, things will be stressful and frustrating. You won’t always understand something right away, and that’s okay! Your brain is like a muscle: the more you use it, the more it grows.
My number one tip is that you should not give up on any subject. Some of the videos may go a little fast at first. If you don't get it the first time, take a break, watch a ridiculous cat video or something, and then try again. The more times you watch a video, the more likely you are to fully process the information and understand it. —Elizabeth

7. Have fun!

Consider exploring new topics that you’ve never learned before. Khan Academy has lessons on math, science, history, grammar, SAT prep, coding, medicine, music, Pixar filmmaking, financial planning, and so much more.
Don't limit yourself. Khan academy can be more than a school thing. There are hundreds of quizzes, videos, lessons, and teachers here waiting to teach you. Take advantage of them. Everything at Khan is there to let you LEARN. For me it's a tool or a way for me to learn stuff I can't learn in school yet. Let yourself be curious and don't hesitate to explore a new concept just because the algebra or biology lesson's assigned video is over. Let yourself learn :) —Kenisyn

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