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:
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.