It’s the time of the year when parents and students are gripped by common exam fever. If you have ever enrolled in any competitive exam then educators will tell you what to study and all the important topics that you need to concentrate on. Have you ever been told about how to study effectively? There are several tips, hacks and other learning methodologies that have proved to benefit students appearing for crucial entrance exams.
Here are the 4 memory tricks given by Aakash Institute that you can implement while learning:
Form a story
Call up for an interesting story to help your brain learn things faster. For instance, if you are learning about chlorine, create a story with the central character named after the element and all the actions related to molecules. You can name the protagonist with the name of the particular product and weave out a fun story around. This helps you remember information with ease and adds a bit of life to your study.
Use Diagrams to explain a concept
Prepare notes and arrange them in a neat and systematic manner. Use a spider diagram with interconnecting arrows and lines to draw the relation between two pieces of information. The visual appeal will help your brain retain large amounts of information that is necessary for any top entrance exam.
When you get back home from school, make sure to revise the topic taught by your teacher. Prepare notes or pin it up in places that you are frequent with. You can pin them onto your cupboard, desk or even the refrigerator.
The OK4R Formula
By using this technique you can remember large quantities of information.
Here O stands for a quick overview. Have a glance at the headings, sub-headings and the summary to get an idea of the subject in the chapter.
K stands for the key points. Start from the beginning and read the key points carefully. All sentences that are highlighted in bold, bullet points contain important information which needs to be remembered.
R stands out for reading the topic thoroughly. Make sure to study the chapter from the start and understand what is being discussed. The most important step is to put your book aside and recall everything that you have just read. Reflect back on what you have written and try to connect with all the subsequent topics.
Therefore, on a concluding note, all you need is to implement these simple tricks to assist you in faster learning and a better retention of information.
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