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Study Methods

27

Jun'21

Peg System Helps You Remember

Need help remembering lists of information for school, work, a hobby, or other purposes? Then the peg system is what you need. The idea behind the peg system has been traced to the mid-1600s, when it was developed by Henry Herdson....

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31

Oct'16

Susan on School Stuff: Make the Most of Study Sessions – Here’s How

It’s that time of the year when both learners and parents start to feel the heat of exam pressure. There are many study methods and depending on the content that needs to be studied, one has to choose between them. The SQ3R-method is a good method as it can be applied to study most subjects.

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09

Oct'16

Simonides of Ceos and the Art and History of Mnemonics

Mnemonics (pronounced “ne-mon’-ics”) assist the memory by using a system of rhymes, rules, phrases, diagrams, acronyms and other devices – all to help you learn, remember, and memorise names, dates, facts and figures. Most mnemonics work by letting you easily recall a word, phrase or poem, which in turn stands for more complicated information that you need to commit to memory.

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08

Oct'16

The 5 R’s of Note-taking

Information presented in class often contains the central concepts of the course and the material most likely to be included on exams. Taking notes of the information presented is an important process. It allows you to have a written record of the lecture which may not be in your textbook....

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04

Oct'16

Loci Mnemonic Technique: A Memory System You Can Try Today

You may have heard of the loci mnemonic or memory system. The general idea is to "place" the things that are to be memorised in predetermined locations in your imagination, so you can "find" them there later. The origin of this memory system is generally attributed to a story told by Cicero, an ancient Roman orator.

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24

Sep'16

Studying: Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you'll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep deprivation do much more harm than good.

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13

Sep'16

How to Answer Exam Papers

Learners, who write a test or an exam, often make the mistake of immediately starting to answer the first question. They spend no time on planning how the paper should be approached and completed. The end result of this approach is often that they spend too much time on one question and then do not have enough time left to complete the other questions.

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18

Apr'16

Memorising Using Loci

The loci mnemonic system uses locations as memory aids. It is an old mnemonic link technique dating back all the way to around the year 500 BC and involves associating items that you have to remember with places that are well known to you such as your house, neighbourhood, places where you work or parts of your body.

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24

Sep'15

The History and Art of Mnemonics

A mnemonic is a specific reconstruction of target content intended to tie new information more closely to the learner's existing knowledge base and, therefore, facilitate retrieval. There are a variety of mnemonic techniques, including keywords, pegwords, acronyms, loci methods, spelling mnemonics, phonetic mnemonics, number-sound mnemonics, and Japanese "Yodai" methods.

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29

Apr'13

What Is Mind Mapping?

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualise, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organising information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing.

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