·        Teach What You Have Learned

 The best way to test if you really understand something is to try to teach it to someone else.  

·        Walk Before an Exam                       

             It’s been proven that exercise can boost your memory and brain power.  Research conducted by Dr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois provides evidence that about 20 minutes exercise before an exam can improve performance.

 ·        Create Mental Associations

                 The ability to make connections is not only an easier way to remember information, but it’s the fuel of creativity and intelligence. Steve Jobs famously said “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something”.

Mind Maps are an easy way to connect ideas by creating a visual overview of different connections. Read more about the benefits of using Mind Maps to learn here.


·        Reward yourself 

 You can integrate reward technique while you study. You can stimulate yourself by giving yourself treats on completion of studying a set of topics in a subject.

 ·        Meditate

 Meditation is known and a proven method for increasing concentration while studying. Not just the focusing power but also pre exam stress will be reduced with the facilitation of meditation. It augments mental and physical well being.

·        Utilize color:

 Colors stand out in a page or computer. When you use colors in your study notes it will become prominent in your memory too. For instance, to highlight a portion you can use bright color.

 ·         Watch a documentary film on a topic:

 Watching documentaries on a certain topic is entertaining method of compressing a whole set of knowledge into brief time frame. It aids in remembering important details from a subject.


By: Ms. Mariya Madany (M.Sc., B.Ed.)

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