Summarising to Remember

  • Put information in your own words – summarise, outline. Can you explain the idea to someone else?
  • Organise information into chunks or sets. Recall mind-maps and diagrams, turn them into paragraphs
  • Show relationships by using diagrams, flow charts, mind-maps
  • Use associations like colour coding, drawings or numbers to make links
  • Use similarities and differences tables
  • Devise practice questions and plan answers for them
AVOID:
  • Studying several subjects together
  • Copying, rather than using your own words
  • Not having material organised into logical categories
  • No regular revision
  • Cramming