Five Scientific Steps to Ace Your Next Exam | Scott H Young
Passing and failing rest on whether you understood some important ideas.
Your top priority should be to understand the core concepts. Identify the core concepts and make sure you can explain them without looking at the material.
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It is often unhelpful to hear that the perfect routine is the one you can stick to to help you reach your goals. As everyone is different in personality, constraints, and preferences, the ideal met...
To perfect your studying routine, look at your current routine, and see what's missing. For example:
Learning styles (visual, auditory etc.) have actually little impact on our ability to learn.
The best way to learn depends on what you’re trying to learn in the first place. The ...
If you try to force yourself to just memorize random facts, you’re likely to forget them.
We will most likely remember only the information that was meaningful to us, that we’ve been able to connect to our lives and our experiences.
We learn best when we perform the tasks we’re trying to learn.
No matter how good your grades were at college, most of your learning takes place once you enter the workplace and start applying what you've learned.
This memorization technique involves creating associations between items in a list and assigning images to each connection to help you memorize better.
For instance, your account...
This approach is really similar to the Link Method. While you create a bunch of different images between each two items using the Link Method, you combine everything into one big picture with the Story Method. This technique helps you memorize the sequence of the images and hence the order of the items.
Make these images as absurd, comical, sensory (e.g. can incorporate sounds, smells, tastes), and vivid as possible for best results. This is a centuries-old method started by ancient Romans and is still used today by many World Memory Champions.