When you study for tests and exams, do you . . .
• Highlight or underline your books?
• Test yourself with flash cards?
• Create notes?
• Make an outline of the key topics?
• Reread your books and/or notes?
These are all popular study strategies and exam revision techniques. But how effective are they? And […]
Do you need to learn and retain a large amount of information? Feel out of practice or have no idea how to go about doing this?
I’ve developed a simple process that you can use to help make information stick and stay in your brain for a long time.
This process has helped me […]
What’s a study strategy you can’t live without?
For me, it’s mind mapping (i.e., visual note taking).
Mind mapping helped me go from getting 1 out of 20 on my first test at university to completing degrees in Law and Psychology. It helped me get a PhD scholarship and complete my doctoral thesis.
Whenever I felt overwhelmed or didn’t understand an idea […]
What do you do if you don’t understand something?
Keep reading the same sentence over and over again? Maybe that will work. Maybe it won’t.
Or you could grab some coloured pens and mind map out the content.
This is what I do when I’m struggling to understand something. And this has worked for me […]