Memory tips for Students in School & Home Tuitions
Come end of june, unit test & first semester exams will be knocking at the front door for all the schools & colleges in Mumbai. Even students in group tuitions, coaching classes or home tuition will have to pass through various tests in order to anticipate exam marks and give fair idea to parents and teachers about what to expect in semester exams as far as student marks are concerned.
Since we believe that all examination tests are important even if its in places other than school or college like group coaching class or even test by your private home tutors, We are sharing some valuable tips for you to help you memorise topics & improving your marks.
So let’s get started.
1 . Wake up Early
A study conducted by Texas University suggest that students who get up early for studies(morning birds) usually have O better grades than student who study late night (night owls) & rise late in the morning. However this should not be done at cutting on sleeping hours, be sure to get minimum required hours of sleep to keep your mind fresh & active. Be early to bed and be early to rise.
2 .Keep Away from Distractions
Cellphones and other such technologies are big distractions for students. Always keep your mobile in silent mode or give to parents to avoid interruptions and need to constantly check on the notifications
3 . Timely Breaks
Breaks are as important but the question is when to a take a break and how long should a break last? Pomodoro technique is a time management technique which can be really useful for students. Here’s how it works:
- Set a timer or alarm clock to 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, take a five minute break.
- Repeat this step atleast 3 times.
- After 3 pomodoros (breaks), the fourth break should be a long one, for atleast 15-30 minutes
4. First things First
While your minds is fresh in the morning, try and take up topics that are hard or are more important since your mind will be able to grasp and retain the contents better in the start then later.
5. Mnemonics technique
Mnemonic is a far easy technique than what the name suggests. For students to use mnemonic, all you have to do is take the first alphabet of each word and construct an easy sentence or phrase using these alphabets; that makes it easier to recall or remember the original information. E.g “Roy G. Biv” can be phrase to memorize color sequence of a rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet). This makes it easier to retain the information which otherwise maybe difficult.