Simplifying Science and ICT

Revising for more technical subject areas like science topics and information and communication technology can be somewhat overwhelming even if it is your field of study. The most ideal strategy for memorising terms and preparing for exams is actually to keep it simple despite finding yourself making it more complicated than it needs to be.

Whether it involves multiple choice or essay answers, your exam will most likely cover some main topics that you have learned over the course of the term. Therefore, it is important to focus on the most important subject areas and break down all the information into digestible chunks of data. This will help you memorize it and easily recall it when it is needed for the exam. It is best to start with something you seem most interested in as this will help you get into the rhythm of memorizing, storing, and recalling the necessary information.

As with any subject matter, complete concentration is needed so find a quiet and comfortable place to cover all your scientific or technical concepts. You will also want to make sure that you study in shorts bursts with frequent breaks, sitting for no more than 20-30 minutes as your brain will need to refocus on something less technical in order to be ready to take in more complex information.

Before you get started revising for science or technology subjects, think about what type of learner you are and then shape your revising strategy around it:

Here are some other techniques that work surprisingly well for those technical study subject areas that need to be broken down into smaller pieces:

Now, it's time to move on to a little less technical subject area but one that still commands a lot of revising time and could benefit from certain memory techniques. Let's get down to business.

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