Exam Preparation Guide for High School Part 2
This is the second part of the article touching the topic of a high school exam preparation. Below we will talk about using cribs and about memorizing techniques that can help during the preparation. See the first part of the text here.
Can High School Student Use Cribs?
There are pros and cons to using cribs as in any other happening. What’s a crib? A correctly written crib means not an exact copy of the learning material, but a short list of main thoughts, a logically built note collection.
From this point of view, a student who writes a crib performs very important job: analyzes the material consciously and writes it in a small size. Different kinds of memory work in this case: muscle, vision and others. If you need to remind many things before the exam, then you can do that effectively with the help of written notes. So, it is possible and useful to write cribs that way.
What are negative features? You shouldn’t use cribs during the exam!
How Can Students Memorize Materials Better?
To memorize the material better, you can use several simple rules: try to learn different subjects one by one (history-physics, not history-literature), include movement breaks (walking, physical exercises), and learn important information in the morning, repeat it once more in the evening, avoid getting distracted during the process (phone, TV, someone talking).
Different games can be very helpful to strengthen your memory.
Number games: to memorize a certain number like car registration number, phone number, you can find personal associations with particular numbers of the main one.
Image games: try to look at a thing attentively and memorize all the details. Close your eyes and try to imagine that thin. Then open them and check if everything is similar.
“Find Similar”: find all the red (round, plain) things in your room, try to find more of those on the next day; this exercise helps you improve your attention and concentration.
“The List”: try memorizing instead of writing in any routine situation (shopping list, task list). Check if you had bought (completed) everything after. Then, you’ll improve your memory day after day.
“Remind the Past”: try reminding yourself all the events of the day that is about to finish. This helps in improving your mechanical memory.
“Silly Stories”: compose a story based on a sequence of any words.
This is it. Now you are ready to pass your exams perfectly. Have a good luck!