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Studying Tips, Tricks, and other Words from the Wise
Several Small Sessions in a Silent Space
First, study in several small sessions over a period of time in a quiet, noise free space. By reviewing a little information each night, you begin to obtain a deeper understanding of the material because it was focused on and consumed your studying for a little while.
Numerous Mnemonics are a Necessity
Well, not exactly a necessity but it was fun, so hey! But truly, using mnemonics really helps your memory because it is a personalized way to relate or remember extensive pieces of information. One of the most commonly used mnemonics is for remembering the order of operations: "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally". Which can translate into: parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.
Produce Pertinent Pictures
By creating a visual image of a concept or vocabulary word, an association is produced and whenever that word or concept is repeated, the image should appear. This helps students to remember other key pieces of information about the concept. A visual image can be a drawing or simply using different pen colors to group information.
Relate Reports Through Elaborative Rehearsal
Elaborative Rehearsal is the process of connecting new information to memories that are already encoded and stored. By doing this when studying, pieces of information will remind students of other key pieces of information on a test or exam. This is very simple and you are probably doing it without even noticing!