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How to memorise content

What you know:

Memorising specific, accurate, relevant and detailed examples is one of the most important keys to your success.

What you don’t know:

Specific, accurate, relevant and detailed examples


You need to be spending time SPECIFICALLY memorising information. That’s the difference between a 15/20 and an 18/20 in an essay, a 3/5 and a 5/5 in a short answer question.

The technique I used to memorise statistics was work sheets.

Basically, I would write out my own worksheets with blank spaces, photocopy the worksheets a hundred times, and fill out the worksheet 5 times a day for weeks and weeks.


Sounds simple right?

But I bet most of you haven’t thought about it, and none of you have implemented it.

And seriously, it is the best thing you can do for yourself to memorise content.

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Step one:

Start by writing a set of ‘super’ notes. These are BULLET POINTS. (unless you are doing business, then it’s the entire syllabus)

Step two:

For each bullet point in your super note you need to write the absolutely crucial statistics that you are planning to remember on a worksheet.  Make a worksheet for each topic, and use it throughout the year to help you learn what you need to learn!

Basically, you want to be writing out a summary of your ‘super’ notes, leaving out the crucial information and putting in a blank space/underline. (here’s an example)

Then… fill in, repeat, fill in, repeat.

Step three:

Keep doing this. OVER and OVER. Till you get to the point where you can write the whole thing without a prompt.

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