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    Has anyone got any good tips on how to improve memory?
    I revise loads and nothing ever seems to stick to me, so when teachers ask me questions in class, i never know the answer and its so embarrassing.
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    (Original post by tilly5798)
    Has anyone got any good tips on how to improve memory?
    I revise loads and nothing ever seems to stick to me, so when teachers ask me questions in class, i never know the answer and its so embarrassing.
    Change the way that you are revising? It may be that your current learning method is ineffective, so what's the point in putting in all those hours if nothing is gong to stick? . Change the style up a bit. Instead of writing notes, try a spider diagram. Instead of writing pages of notes in one block, try and condense a point down to a post-it and stick it on your wall. Try drawing pictures and diagrams to understand concepts. As you go through your notes, try and come up with some questions to ask yourself that you can answer once you've completed that page. Maybe use YouTube videos to compliment your learning? Try some online quizzes... You get the idea. Try something new and see if that helps :yep:
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    (Original post by tilly5798)
    Has anyone got any good tips on how to improve memory?
    I revise loads and nothing ever seems to stick to me, so when teachers ask me questions in class, i never know the answer and its so embarrassing.
    Instead of memorising, try to actually UNDERSTAND the content. This way, you'll be able to know it and explain it without actually having to make an effort to remember.

    For example, when learning about polarisation in physics, don't just try to memorise the explanation - ask yourself "why does this happen?" and try to make sense of it. Don't just try to memorise that "when unpolarised light passes through a slit it becomes plane polarised" try to understand that if it's oscillating in many directions, the slit will only allow those that are in parallel to it to pass through since the others will "bump" into the walls of the slit. The same applies to other subjects too

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