A handful of things you can do to improve your recall of information for tests.
- Focus on the thing to be learned and minimize distractions.
Experts suggest that the problem is not digging memories out of our brains. The real problem is getting the memory in. Distractions affect how memories get stored. You want to recall something?
So you’ve taken that first test — what now? Now’s a good time to critically think about your study habits. Ask yourself if what you did brought you the results you wanted. If not, look at your time management. Are you studying at least 3 hours for every hour you spend in class? Think about your reading. Did you read the assignments before class? Did you take notes on your reading? Think about your note taking. Did you take good notes? Did you connect those notes to your textbook or your PowerPoints? Did you try out any practice questions?
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