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                            Revision Techniques

 It helps to know your learning style -
Seeing (Visual)
Hearing (Auditory)         Doing (Kinesthetic)

Find out more about Learning Styles
The BEST way to learn is through all your senses at the same time - MULTISENSORY LEARNING

You should always go back to what you have learnt regularly - find out more here  

Understand it - make sure you understand the information. Ask a friend to explain it to you or try to explain it to someone else - this is the best way to find out if you really understand it. If you don't understand, go back to your teacher or to a friend and keep asking questions until you do understand it.

Concentrate - set yourself time limits for learning and concentrating. 10-15 minutes at a time is good, then stand and have a stretch, walk around and come back to it a few minutes later. Use Brain Gym to help you to wake up your brain!

Rehearse it out loud - speak out what you are learning, put it to music, make a tape and play it back.

Make a picture to remind you - use colours and pictures to help you to remember things.

Organize information into chunks - learn 'chunks' at a time -don't try to learn lots of unconnected information, as your brain will find it impossible to remember it.

Create associations - link new learning with learning that has gone before - this helps the brain to make links with what it already knows.

Build in unusual information - the brain will remember anything that is different, spooky, strange or funny - so build this in wherever you can.


Use your body - write things out on post-its or cards, and shuffle them, reorder them, stick them up on the wall, walk around while you are rehearsing the information in your head. Movement and learning are linked.

Be relaxed - try playing some relaxing music. Experiment with Baroque music - research shows that it has an effect on brain waves -strange but true!

Make your visual images of facts varied and interesting - use colourful flash cards, memory maps, charts, diagrams, and posters -anything to stimulate the brain.

Return to the learning regularly - stick posters and memory maps around the place, have keywords on flash cards so you can return to the information regularly and your brain can have lots of chances to 'hook into' the information and refresh the memory bank.




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