Today I wanted to tell you about a revision technique that I’ve been using in the lead up to my exams and tests over the last few months. With exams coming up in a few weeks I thought it would be a good time to share this with you!
So here it is:
Grab some whiteboard markers and write on a mirror, window or whiteboard, whatever’s handy. You can do this at home or you can utilise the whiteboards at uni.
Here’s why I find it so effective: writing things out really helps me to reinforce concepts and enables me to write more effectively and efficiently in the test or exam. It’s one thing to read through my notes or textbook and say ‘yeah, I understand that, I can follow that’, and another to actually be able to get into the exam and have that knowledge ready to go to write a good, solid response. Practicing writing it out enables me to achieve this, whether it’s theory or even practical questions from sample exams or tutorials.
With this technique, writing vertically on a different surface means I’m mixing up my learning experience, which I find reinforces my understanding even further. Personally, I use my bedroom mirror. Once I’ve filled my mirror up, I talk about it to myself (which also really helps!) and then rub it out with a tissue and repeat.
I’ve found it’s also a good technique to use when I’m studying with friends, as we can discuss and visualise things with each other (shout out to Cath. Yay for Financial Management study times!).
Do you have any wacky study tips that you want to share? I’d love to hear them!
Until next time,