Hi I am in the military and I have an exam coming up. Its going through a bunch of instructions, and we have to memorize it for an exam. I dont know if someone can help, but I would like to ask anyways. thank you.
Can Someone help me study. I have my own material..
Here are a few general study tips that might help you. As Chris suggested, the more specific your question is, the more specific the help can be.
1. Spread out your studying over time. Don't try to prepare for the test with one large study session. If possible, spend a small amount of time (an hour or less) each day for several days. Start with the basci material and get more complicated each day.
2. If you need to study a passage of reading, begin by reading whole thing straight through (do not stop to focus on details or retention). Read the passage a second time, slowing down to highlight the most important things. Focus on getting some understanding of difficult topics on the second time through. After you are confident that you have highlighted everything that is important, copy the highlighted things to note cards (never write more than three facts on a card). Once you have copied the facts that you are going to study to notecards, you can carry them with you to study in periodic free-time, rather than carrying a book.
3. If you need to memorize (verbatum) a list, passage, etc. break into into small pieces and memorize a piece at a time. Again, it is better to do this as several small sessions (I find I memorize best in sessions of about five minutes) than to try to memorize all at once. Also, I find that the time spent walking from place to place is a good time to repeat memorized passages and lists to myself, just be sure to not memorize the information incorrectly.
I hope these study tips help you and that you do well in your upcoming test.
Making up a tune and word association makes memorization fun and easy for me. For little kids the alphabet song is a great tool. For older students a good example of the method is when Trudy on the Fact of Life had to memorize the Table of Periodic Elements. Gold is AU and her word association was something close to, "Eh, you! Don't steal my gold watch!"
One of my colleagues pasted the Krebs Cycle on his bathroom wall to help him memorize and understand it.
His apartment was full of index cards attached to different objects he used daily. That way he could review a history course while cooking. Memorize scripture while dressing, etc. Of course, it was spread out over the entire course, not crammed in at the end.
Major exams also require physical conditioning. Stay away from sugary foods, stick with protein and believe it or not, study with Baroque music playing in the background specifically Mozart-I passed a state exam doing this.
A quick memory tip is to make up a game of association,i.e. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally for the math process of what procedure to do first.
Another idea, once you have read and underlined main ideas, is to paraphrase everything in your own words and your own way. Some students like to create a visual using their own outline, web or the standard reporter questions: who, what, when, where and why, how, chart. Small study periods make more info retainable and also works best if the length of time stays the same, if you know you can study 45 minutes at lunch, 30 minutes before dinner and 1 hour after dinner, that's what you do.
if you have a choice of day and time for the exam, chose when you are the alertest. The day of the exam, relax, no cramming and bring a protein snack to eat just before going in to the room. Cheese sticks, a yogurt, nuts-anything protein and NO sugar.
Good luck and I hope you do well. JA McKay
I agree that spreading out the studying will help you the most. Studying the week or two before the test will help you to remember more, rather than cramming it in the night before. I had to memorize about 40 Scripture passages one time for an exam and I wrote each one on an index card. I paced around my house studying them the week before the test and went over them everyday for about half an hour (so I was able to go over them a few times in a session) and I did very well. It depends on which ways you study best though, but keeping in mind that spreading the studying out over time will help! Good luck on your exam!