QUICK WAYS TO HELP YOUR TEST SCORES
Need help memorizing material? Check out these tips!
Organize your material into groups of similar material. This allows your brain to categorize information and make recall on test day easier. It also makes studying easier by focusing on one group at a time instead of the overwhelmingly large stack of notes you took in class!
WRITE IT DOWN
Writing down all the material, sometimes multiple times, with help your brain stick to the material. This focuses on the serial position effect. By moving your hand and visualizing the placement of the notes on the page, your brain can recall information easier. It also focuses on sensory memory. If you write specific sections in specific colors, your mind will be able to picture the notes quicker without all the information running together on test day!
SPEAK THE MATERIAL
By speaking the information or studying with a friend, your mind will process how the information sounds. Also, the repetition will help with memorizing. By your friend "quizzing" you, it allows you to know which information you need to study too!
WRITE IT DOWN
Here are some more tips if you're still feeling shaky on those notes!
-Study at different locations for a fresh working environment. Studying under the covers in your bed will unmotivated you, so get up and go out!
-GET ENOUGH SLEEP. You will remember the information better if you start studying early enough to get a good nights sleep instead of staying up past midnight trying to cram information. Sleep is directly linked with memory, so rest as much as possible!