How are you at taking tests? Do you go in feeling confident and that your memory is sharp to recall the information that will be needed to ace the exam? Or do you freeze, cringe, or even panic when there is an exam to take?
An improved memory is very important if you want to ace an exam, which can really help you be at the top of your class. Remember that there are different kinds of exam and each needs a proper memory technique so that you can answer the questions or supply the proper answers to a certain exam. Essay exams can be answered in your own words, and sometimes in your own views.
If essay answers are based on concrete facts from the lessons you have acquired in class, your performance can be outstanding when you are tested. Suppose you need to express your view about the Battle of Waterloo, you can answer this by sharing your opinion and support them with the accurate data that happened in that certain war that would be derived from the track of your own opinion.
In an objective type of exam, however, you need to supply accurate answers, with their correct spelling, usage or order of sequence. Suppose you need to give the colors of the rainbow in order, and you have answered: Red, Yellow Orange, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet, a certain mishap in the correct order will earn you no points. Thus, to solve this problem, you need to devise a certain technique or a mnemonic so that you can laugh after an exam. Some techniques that you can use are the mnemonics, acronyms, roman room system, journey system and the peg words.
A very popular method in concept mapping data for editing is to create a specific or a color coded story or memory map of the information you need to recall. This will greatly help you to observe the whole map of the information and can show you the relation between the pieces of data. A good information map can be very helpful and beneficial mnemonic or memory device.
However, the major flaw in using a concept map is that you can forget the entire label on a certain part of the map. A more effective method is to get the concept map, and break down the information into a numbered list of specific points. You can use this peg-like technique to recall the items on a certain list. Also, you can use the journey technique for longer lists. This technique is a version the roman room technique in organizing ideas and recalling objects.
By relating the objects on a list with a peg system or a color, you can see that you have recalled all the objects grouped by a mnemonic. Supporting details can be related into pictures or sub-mnemonics. This technique can be used using a definite peg system, or at certain marks if you use the roman room system. Also, you can relatively associate the data with the facts recalled.
Recalling all the data needed to ace an exam becomes very simple as reciting a certain mnemonic in your brain. As you do this, you can take note of the recalled data that are necessary to a certain question. Once you have jotted these down, you can use any mnemonics you have crafted, or take note of any related data and associations that can happen to you.
You are now armed with information that can help you improve your memory and ace an exam you have this week, this month and all points going forward. Learning this information helps you formulate your plan of action for test taking.