What science teaches us about studying
And how you can use it to help you pass :)
A study by the Association of Psychological science backed up all other recent studies - basically telling us what the good tutors know already - the best students practice and recap!
So what techniques are best?
Testing yourself - particularly using MCQs
This works because it practices recall (what you have to do in the exam) and it also teaches you what you don't know (but thought you did)
Distributed learning as they call it - means you forget less and it stays in your longer term memory
What doesn't work at all well
- the brain needs to be engaged and practice what will happen in the exam - re-reading does little of either
- this is even worse - as the highlighted areas have no context for the brain to work with
So put those highlighters down and get onto the testing centre - and exam centre
The classroom section does all of this for you plus the recaps too - so see you there