Best way to memorise ALOT of info?Watch this thread
In terms of whiteboard or paper I doubt one is better than the other, as long as you're getting the information down.
I currently do writing out on wipe board or writing out by hand. Is one of these better than the other, would you say? Any other ways that really works for people? especially for huge amounts of info.
- Try to write the material you're revising in your own words. Instead of copy and pasting writing from your book/media onto your book, try and processing it at a higher level, if you don't understand it or are unsure about it and can't properly form your own words then ask your teachers or peers to help you out on understanding that concept.
- Sometimes reading over and over again helps. Now this specifically focuses on long-term memory, you start reading the content at the start of the year, say a few pages every night (or how your teacher progresses the lessons) and you finish reading the entire book in a month. Of course, highlight areas that sound alien to you, and they should, it's the first time you've across them, then reread again, ask your peers and teachers questions. Well, I wouldn't recommend you to do this as a tool for cramming, because, you know, we all jumble up bits of information from here and there when we're freaking out.
- Writing or typing. You need to choose which one suits you best. Either way, it depends o the person. I prefer typing it out, in my opinion, I can make my notes look more clean and organised, and easily add new bits to it. As for writing, you can make it look pretty, colourful and sometimes when you write it down yourself, it stays in your head, and you also know where to look.
- "ForgetMeNots". These were introduced in our school (specifically the chem department), in which students were given packs of exam questions for each topic. In each pack there were at least 3 to 4 tests. One to do now, then tonight, then tomorrow, and then next week. If you found a topic hard, you continued with whole process until you got full marks in those exam questions. They were out of 25, so pretty small and concise. In the end, you knew what kind of questions would come up, how you needed to answer them, and because it's based on the meta-cognitive researches on memory, information learnt in this process stays a long time, goes a long way.
Anyway! I think that's about it. Eeep. As you've said, writing on a white board on which you can rub off might be a little icky, unless you know the content. But writing may be easier, as you have notes lying around, and you can look 'em up anytime you want.
Good luck with your exams! What are you taking?