Different Revision Techniques exist. From repetitive “par-rote” to association by visualization, mental image or invented story, the creation of mnemonic cards or the use of Mind-Map ; all these methods make it possible to memorize information in a lasting way. To retain information the student must first have the intention, the motivation and the pleasure of learning.
AND YOU, DO YOU HAVE THE CORRECT METHOD OF REVISION?
The learning of knowledge by repetition and by rote has been instilled from childhood by the school system. Now, if this method of revision had been infallible all children would be geniuses, right?
This boring learning method where the student relentlessly indulges information in his brain by repeating and repeating the same sentences without really understanding the meaning is a real waste of time.
Concentrated for hours to retain the information written on the course books, the student at one point “hangs” and cannot memorize. He gets discouraged because of the time spent without results. The student will have to reread, relearn and repeat this information again, hoping to retain it without any real guarantee of getting there. To fatigue will be added stress, and loss of self-confidence.
This review solution does not encourage the imagination, reflection and understanding of the information to be learned.
Wouldn’t it be better to combine learning with the pleasure of learning in order to memorize easily and for the long term?
Other methods of review highlight a fun way to learn using techniques of memorization by visualization, associations of images or mental films, assimilating unknown information using known and easy to remember information .
I will also give you the basics to avoid the stress of exams .
TOP 10 REVISION METHODS
Talking and talking again about what we know, reinforces what we know
The principle is to speak aloud about the information learned. The student could visualize an imaginary friend to whom he would ask and answer questions on the topic for him. He could then talk to his parents at mealtime about what he has just learned. Then the next day with friends to explain again what he discovered.
Flash Cards? What is that ?
This exercise allows you to visualize learning by drawing on a map. This is a fun way to retain information. On the front of the card the information to learn, and on the back the answer in the form of a drawing. It is the principle of having created it oneself that accentuates the understanding of the subject. Each card is personal, because thought and drawn by the student himself.
Make up a story, draw me a lesson
This learning technique makes it possible to associate information by linking it to a mental image. By inventing a story around the subject learned, the student will remember it easily and in a pleasant way. It requires imagination and therefore a return to childhood.
Illustrate information: an easy method of revision
An effective solution that is illustration. The association of information with an object or an animal or by breaking up words in the form of diagrams helping to visualize the learned subject. It makes it possible to assimilate information by using information in the form of drawn notes or by using known sentences or words which are therefore easy to remember.
The watering technique
It is impossible for your brain to be on top for hours. This method consists of regularly alternating working time and relaxation breaks for better concentration and optimal learning conditions.
Give your brain some time
After learning, it is necessary to allow yourself time to “decompress” in order to assimilate the information and retain it. For two or three days move on and then review the information learned.
Space out revision times for lasting memorization
Allow yourself time to assimilate the information learned for 2 days then return to the lessons and again allow 2 days of assimilation then resume the revision.
It is an effective solution because it is divided and repeated. The principle of repetition spaced out over time allows better memorization.
Use your five senses for good memorization
An exercise that combines the information learned with one or more senses. The human being has one of his five senses more developed than the others.
For a so-called “auditory” person, associating a sound with a subject to be learned or for a “kinesthetic”, associating it with a feeling or a movement, will allow easier memorization.
The hygiene of life as a method of revision
Eat healthily and on a regular basis, sleep a sufficient number of hours, move around, get air, all these elements form a good balance between body and mind.
Neuroscientists have shown that the brain processes and structures information overnight. It is important that after a learning phase, sleep is important for memorization.
The white sheet technique
When you want to learn your lessons by heart , very often the reflex is to close your eyes, to recite the key points in your head, all above your lesson book. But here we are often tempted to open our eyes and fill in the memory gap.
The technique of the blank sheet simply to turn over your lessons, take a blank paper and transcribe as much information as possible. Once we have transcribed what we have learned, we resume our lessons and we start again. Very often you will see that in 2 tests you will have retained 70% of the important information!
In addition to these review methods, breaks and relaxation exercises are an integral part of the learning process.