Methods for memorising hundreds of definitions Watch

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For those who have done A level science, you've generally have to remember some definitions as such. I'm trying to study for a resit in university and I found it a pain to purely try to memorise all the definitions. It's not that I'm trying to avoid learning the topic at hand but over 70% of the paper are recalling definitions and I know it sounds bazaar but does anyone know the best way.

I've tried using the look, cover, write, check method and it's been helping me out quite a bit but I can't help but feel embarrassed having to use something that primary school kids use to memorise things. I haven't had any luck finding anything online that talks about how efficient this method is. Making stories for the definitions don't seem useful either because there's just far too many and a novel would end up being made you know?
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try brainscape or Anki - I find both apps very useful
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I just read the definitions in context a lot.
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Use Anki
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(Original post by Obolinda)
I just read the definitions in context a lot.
Yeah that's what I've been doing, I've arranged all the definitions by topics and have been doing them one by one. I really just wish there was a shortcut to all this honestly!

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Use Anki
I've heard people mention the app but I haven't tried it yet is it really all it's said out to be? It's a flashcard app right?
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Yeah that's what I've been doing, I've arranged all the definitions by topics and have been doing them one by one. I really just wish there was a shortcut to all this honestly!


I've heard people mention the app but I haven't tried it yet is it really all it's said out to be? It's a flashcard app right?
Yes it is. It uses these scientific methods called active recall and spatial repetition which are among the most effective ways of learning. YouTube and Google have more info on this. It's free as well
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Sometimes expressing the formula in words is sufficient.
E.g. potential difference is work done per unit charge, or the Tesla is the magnetic flux density required to exert 1N of force on a 1m wire carrying 1A of current.
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