Not many people know how to study thoroughly enough to do well in an exam. Apparently, there is a science to studying and a professor of cognitive science at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia shared some points to help students of all ages ace a test.
Here are 11 valuable tips from memory expert Dr. Amanda Barnier to help you remember the information you need before an exam:
#1. Rehearse your study material in an “active and meaningful” way.
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Passive reading alone won’t help you retain facts. The more deeply you process the information you need to learn, the more likely you are to remember it.
#2. Take down notes in your own words.
Using your own words for notetaking gives you a deeper understanding of the material you need to learn and allows it to better stick in your mind.
#3. Take down notes by hand instead of typing them.
Most people type faster than they write but when they write their notes using in their own slower handwriting, that gives them enough time to process the information as they jot it down.
4. Test yourself.
Psychology studies have proven the best way to see if you have retained information is to test yourself periodically. After studying, take a practice test, study some more, then test yourself again. This way you can fill in all the gaps in your memory.
#5. Plan out a study schedule.
If you have a set number of hours to study, schedule out those hours over a one or two-week period instead of cramming all the information within one study session. This study plan gives you enough time to test yourself.
#6. Don’t listen to music while you study.
Music is a major distraction that will only prevent you from focusing all your attention on the material you need to digest. The same can be said about a vibrating phone and other beeping electronic devices.
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Welcoming a new addition to the family is always a beautiful experience. Now imagine how everyone’s joy and excitement instantly doubles as they learn that they will be welcoming a twin.
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Even those who are hearing impaired can “hear” music through the Sound Shirt!
"Imagine a world without music" - this is the first line for the ad for the Sound Shirt. For most of us who can hear, music is an integral part of life that adds flavor, emotion, and color to our everyday life. Deaf people, however, can only see instruments being played and feel the slight vibrations they emit. Obviously, this is nowhere near the full extent of a musical experience.
That's why wearable tech company CuteCircuit, in collaboration with the Junge Symphoniker Hamburg Orchestra in Germany, decided to create a garment that can allow the deaf to feel music - the Sound Shirt. After six months of research and development, the shirt was put to the test with a few deaf participants and the whole orchestra.
The shirt resembles a sweatshirt lined with a flexible, wireless system with 16 motors that correspond to different instruments.
The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Dead Yet – But It Will Be If We Do Nothing!
Contrary to what’s on the news lately, the Great Barrier Reef isn’t quite dead yet. But it’s so close that we need to act fast in order to save it.
For most of its 25-million-year-old life, the Great Barrier Reef was the world's largest living structure and the only one visible from space at 1,400 miles long.
The barrier reef contained 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. It also contains more species of living creatures than all of Europe combined, with 1,600 species of fish, 3,000 species of mollusk, 450 of coral, 220 of birds, and 30 species of whales and dolphins. Likewise, it is home to the world's largest population of dugong and it's the biggest breeding ground of green turtles.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest breeding ground for green turtles.
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