- Use diagrams and charts if you retain visual
information better. Some people are visual learners; others prefer
reading, writing and/or verbal learning.
- Scribble notes
on post-it stickers or even plain paper and hang them beside your study
area, or in areas where you spend most time or carry them around with
you. When you feel like testing yourself, revise the information and
look to your notes to see if you memorized it correctly.
your mirrors with important points to memorize, using whiteboard
markers. This way you have key information staring back at you everyday
leading up to your exam. It’s not a proven method, but Pogojo decided
to throw it in anyway, given how much time we like gazing upon
- Acronyms are great when “chunking” a set of
points that are related, but be sure to KISS! Keep.It.Simple.Stupid.
You aren’t stupid, but that’s how the saying goes.
are useful depending on what you try to memorise, but going back to
basics, My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pies and she is a
nice mother, because her pies help me remember the order of planets in
our Solar System - Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. It’s silly for some people, but it works
- Use a mind map, which is a diagram used to
represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged
around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate,
visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study,
organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.
elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the
importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings,
branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other
connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid
recall of existing memories.
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