Help improve your test scores
- Pay attention to what you are learning. Study in a place where there are no distractions.
- Study Regularly. It has been proven that studying over time helps you remember things better.
- Organize the information. Your memory can only hold so much, but if you group the information together, you can remember more.
- Mnemonic devices help you remember information better. For example, the steps of the scientific method can become "Did Cindy have to come?" or define, collect, hypothesize, test, and conclusion.
- Elaborate on the information. This is a technique called elaborative rehearsal, and it encodes information into your brain well. Read the definition and then read more into the topic.
- Visualize what you are studying. Graphics help many remember things better, so include them in your notes.
- Relate the information to what you have already learned. Connect the bigger concepts to the tiny details that you learn later on.
- Teach someone else the information. By recalling the information and explaining it, you are actually remembering it better.
- Spend extra time on more difficult topics. It is easier to remember what you learned at the beginning and end of the chapter, so spend more time on the middle and other topics you don't understand.
- Change where you study. By changing the place and time of your study sessions, you are bound to recall it better.
- Get sleep. You will remember the information better if you get a good night's rest that night.
- Find out exactly what type of test you are taking. You should study more for non-multiple choice tests.
- Study with a group. It can make the experience more fun and they can keep you on track.
- Struggling on a topic? Ask you teacher questions about it. It is what they are there to do!