TIPS FOR REVISION AND LEARNING
Recalling Information (Retrieval Practice)
Recalling information from your memory is one of the best ways to revise: retrieval means actively remembering knowledge.
As well as leaving gaps between your revision sessions, you should mix up the subjects and topics you focus on.
Spacing your learning means leaving gaps between revision sessions; it is the opposite to cramming.
Dual coding means your revision notes/flash cards combine visuals and words. For example, drawing small pictures to represent key facts or transfer a piece of text into a diagram like a mind map.
Explain and describe ideas/concepts with many details.
Use specific examples to understand abstract ideas.
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