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Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 25/08/2020

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation.

  • Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have a deeper understanding of the material.

Read more about this in the following Scientific American article – A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop.

  • It takes 30 repetitions to learn something simple
  • You will learn something better if you enjoy what you are learning as positive emotions tend to help you remember more complex things.

5 simple techniques to improve memory

There is no such thing as a BAD memory – just an UNTRAINED memory!

1. Acrostics

2. Chunking information

3. Rhymes

4. Remembering numbers

5. The story method

For further information and videos to demonstrate these techniques, refer to The Study Skills Handbook on the iCentre website.

Also, this Study with Jess video gives useful tips to consider when approaching your studies and exam preparation this term.

10 Habits of Highly Successful Students

Remember to check the Study Skills Handbook on the website for more helpful tips to assist you.

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