One really useful revision tip is to use MNEMONICS.

MNEMONICS are phrases made up of the first letter of each item in a list or seqeunce that it’s really important that you learn off by heart.

An old fashioned example is a phrase used by millions of students to learn the colours of the rainbow – Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

The first letter of each word is the same as the first letter of the main colours of the spectrum:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

How to use MNEMONICS

You can use MNEMONICS to help you remember all sort of things such as:

  • a sequence
  • how to spell a word; or
  • the components of a list.

The key thing is to be sparing – don’t overdo it otherwise you’ll spend more of your revision schedule trying to remembers the MNEMONICS rather than the exam knowledge they are meant to help you with.

A catchy phrase?

Just for the record, if you find it hard to spell MNEMONICS one way to remember it is to make a MNEMONIC.

How about My Nephew Eats More Onions Now I Can’t Spell – pretty catchy, huh?


Hopefully you’ll make all your MNEMONICS a little bit snappier.

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