Once you have a solid set of notes (check out the note-taking series for help with this), you need to prepare for college exams by working on thesememorization tips.
Some understanding is gained through practice and hands-on work. Usually paired with the understanding of concepts are key facts that simply need to be memorized. The key to mastering memorization is to:
- Keep a running list of what you need to memorize,
- Schedule time every single day to work on memorization. You have to have the daily repetition if you want new facts to stick in your short-term memory.
- Vary your memorization tips and strategies. If you use only one strategy it will be less effective.
Begin with the four steps to master memorization, which are the foundation of successfully remembering facts and details. Then take those to the next level by combining memorization tips like sketches, mnemonics, and technology tools.