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    So I have an exam tomorrow and I've left learning my 2 essays until the last minute.
    They're both around 1000 words, I've written them out, summarized them, broken them up into key points and now I need to memorize them. I understand the content so it's not like i'm really learning anything new, I just want to memorize my plans so that I can write them out in the exam and work from them.

    Any advice? How would you go about this?
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    (Original post by student2312)
    So I have an exam tomorrow and I've left learning my 2 essays until the last minute.
    They're both around 1000 words, I've written them out, summarized them, broken them up into key points and now I need to memorize them. I understand the content so it's not like i'm really learning anything new, I just want to memorize my plans so that I can write them out in the exam and work from them.

    Any advice? How would you go about this?
    Have you tried thinking of a mnemonic for each paragraph/topic from your summary? That's what I used to do - come up with something daft and memorable for the first letter of each topic and then use that to make sure I covered each point in the exam....plus even if you draw a complete blank at first you can put in the topic for a section you're drawing a blank on, leave a blank space and move on. There's a reasonable chance you'll remember some of the content during the exam and be able to go back and fill in the gap (and even if you don't then you've demonstrated awareness of that topic).

    The best thing to do if you've summarised them is to just plough through and write each essay from memory based on what you've done. Go back over it and see which bits you struggled to remember.

    Rinse and repeat.

    I found writing each essay from memory about 3 times each with a quick period to check and refresh anything that I hadn't remembered would get it stuck in my head.
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    I personally learn things with flashcards, including essays by bullet pointing topics.
 
 
 
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