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Bad memory :/ - May 18th 2016, 06:03 PM

Hey guys, I have 'fake' biology test tomorrow on 9 topics: 1) Osmosis 2)Blood circulation/heart 3) Immunity 4) Living organisms 5) Human nutrition 6) Photosynthesis 7) Reproduction 8) Plant transport 9) Plant nutrition
I have bad memory so I've just started revising and it's not really helping. What should I do? What revision techniques should I use?
   
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Re: Bad memory :/ - May 18th 2016, 07:22 PM

Honestly. No clue. I don't remember what I did earlier today.
If the test isn't important, I'd just wing it. Granted I'm doing that for my AS levels that I'm doing this and next week.

To summarise, hypnotism.
I know I didn't mention it before but you could try it. Probably not in time for tomorrow though. Sorry. Kind of just made it worse didn't I?
   
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Re: Bad memory :/ - May 18th 2016, 07:26 PM

I just read the topics you've mentioned; and I'm somewhat able to recall them. It may be best to learn a few words and their definitions for each topic. If you see one of these words in the test it should hopefully prompt you to remember something.

Again, not very useful. I'm just going to stop now.
   
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Re: Bad memory :/ - May 18th 2016, 09:29 PM

Hi there!

I have a horrible memory in every day life, so tests were always a challenge for me! What worked for me was making note cards. Get a pack of index cards, and on one side write your topic, and on the other side write the explanation. This is perfect for vocabulary words, and I recommend beginning there.

Make sure you know what each word means before you go any further. You can separate index cards by color (ie: blue marker for vocab words, green marker for an essay, red marker for anything you find especially challenging that you want to pay more attention to, etc...)

Make each card short, sweet, and to the point. I found that if I wrote a short definition and make sure I knew that, the rest came to my mind on the test to write an essay on it.

Writing things out really helps with memory (instead of typing). Try listening to some soft music if you feel that will help you. Snack on some little chocolate candies like M&Ms, because I found that helps me concentrate. Idk why, but it did Sometimes our teachers gave us little packs of M&Ms during finals because they believed it helped too.

Good luck on your test!!!
   
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Re: Bad memory :/ - May 18th 2016, 09:38 PM

I agree that it would probably be best to focus on the most important facts about each topic and write down a simple explanation/definition for all the words that aren't self-explanatory, like Osmosis. When it comes to blood circulation it might help to look at an image that demonstrates how the blood is transported through the body and with living organisms you could draw a mind map of what they are characterized by, for example metabolism and responding to stimuli. All these topics seem somewhat connected to each other, so you could try to compare them by noting down the differences between human nutrition and plant nutrition and the like. Just try to make revising as interesting as possible for your brain and always remember how all these things are really worth remembering and you never know when you will have to recall them again!

Hopefully this could help a little and good luck for your test tomorrow!
   
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Re: Bad memory :/ - May 18th 2016, 09:49 PM

Thanks @ Falling for you & @Breathing In I really appreciate your replies I will definitely make Flashcards/ get images and try to link them up. Thank you
   
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