Study Skills Upgrade: How to Optimise Five Popular Study Strategies

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Study skills upgrade
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 […]

Making information stick: A step-by-step process to learning large amounts of content

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Retaining information
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 […]

The study strategy you can’t live without…

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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 […]