Sick of learning off lecture notes?


I don’t know about you, but I am soooooo sick and tried of learning off my boring lecture notes and textbooks readings!

It’s not exactly fun, my eyes are sore from staring off the computer screen, and I’m sick of being confined to my chair!

So, are there other ways to study?

Answer is…YES!

There are so many ways you can learn besides from hitting the books. And I think it’s a matter of finding ways to integrate what you enjoy doing, into the not-so-fun lecture things.

For example, I like the outdoors, being active, seeing how things work first-hand. So I’ve figure out some ways to integrate my interest into the lecture content – and I’m going to share them with you in this post!

Hopefully this can give you guys some ideas on how to find alternate ways to study.

SO, here are some ways I learn outside of my boring books!

Going to the Melbourne Museum


I LOVE the museum! I’ve learned so much from my trips there.

The Melbourne Museum is a 5-10 minute walk from uni, and it’s FREE entry for students! There’s a cloakroom where you are stores your bags while you have a look around – good stuff.

If you’re a science student, definitely head down to the Science and Life Gallery! They have all these amazing skeletons collections (I swear, I am not a creep in real life!)

I am studying all about insects at the moment and they just so happen to have an amazing collection!

Who needs lecture notes when all the information you need is plastered on their walls!

Check out their animal collection! Isn’t it amazing?


And! They even have a mini forest in the middle of the museum, and there’s also live animals around the museum!

The museum is such an amazing place to learn, and there’s plenty of other things there too!

If you want more info about the Museum:

Melbourne Zoo

Another place I love to go to get a break from my books is of course, the zoo!

It’s great to see animals in action – how they behave, how they interact with one another etc.

Watching some David Attenborough DVDs


When I know I need to study, but am far too tired to do my readings – I watch some DVDs that relate to my studies.

As a science student – David Attenborough is one of my heroes! I always head down to the Rowden White library to borrow some of his DVDs.

And yes –  I will be seeing him when he comes down in June! SO EXCITED!

Volunteering/getting experience in the field

Another way I learn outside of the lecture notes is to volunteer! I always keep a look out for phd students who need some help with their research – and I would tag along with them out in the field to get some experience!

And if you want to read more about my trips over summer…here are some of my older blog posts: Lizard catching in Yarra State Forest and Bandicoot Monitoring on French Island


The message is – lecture notes and textbooks are not the be-all and the end-all of studying!

There ARE alternative ways to learn :)


3 thoughts on “Sick of learning off lecture notes?

  1. Just a shout-out to psych student. If anyone don’t know yet, there’s actually a “Mind Body” section in Melbourne Museum entirely dedicates to anything relevant to psych. I just found out about it today, so happy :)

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