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 […]

10 highly effective study strategies to help you ace your tests and exams

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If you want to achieve solid marks at school, you need to be strategic. Ditch your highlighter pens. Stop re-reading your books and notes. These are incredibly boring and passive ways to study. You need new study strategies.

Below are 10 highly effective study strategies that can be applied to any subject area.

1. Dual coding […]