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    Can anyone suggest revision techhniques for someone who doesn’t enjoy revising?
    Hi, this article may be of interest to you, and also check out the thread that links with it (at the bottom of the article)

    First find out what type of learner you are (Audio, visual etc), then cater your revising towards that. Here's a list of things in general.

    1. Make up lyrics
    2. Acronyms
    3. Poems
    4. Dance routine, or hand movements
    5. Roman Room
    6 Loci method
    7. Journey method
    8. Flash cards (do question in red and answer in green/multi colours
    9. Teach others
    10 Practice, practice, practice
    11. Past papers
    12. Parrot fashion
    13. Mind maps/spider charts
    14 You Tube videos
    15 Make up a story with details in
    16 Post it notes positioned round the house
    17 Balloons with important info
    18 Huge posters round the house with designs to help you remember
    19 Hand movements
    20 Art and designs

    In fact you can pretty much do/try anything which is legal to remember. The more you associate information, build sensory pathways through the senses you will remember better.

    Science bit
    The short term memory can only hold 5-9 bits of information before it forgets, so chunk your revision into 7 small bits. Then you study as follows: 20 minutes study with 5 minutes break doing an activity/movement- juggling is supposed to be good. Then go back go briefly over what you studied and continue for the next 20 minutes, take repeat and repeat. Doing this you actually work longer then you would if you didn't take the breaks.

    Make notes in class, review them 5 minutes after class then 1 hr, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 6 months after that class - only then will it be in your long term memory.

    Source: Introduction to Psychology by Atkinson and Hilgard (the old edition I have, has a great few chapters on memory and learning).


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