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You've studied the material during the module so it's in your memory. Here are some ways you can learn to retrieve what you already know.
Work your memory hard by reminding yourself regularly what you've learned. You retain more at the beginning and end of a revision session, so try using these times to review what you learned last study session or what you've just learned.
This gives you the chance to become comfortable with the types of question you'll find, the themes and focus of the exam, and how the paper is organised. You don't have to give full answers to every question when you're revising. It's also useful to
Learn to link topics and ideas together. Try
These can become prompts to your memory in the exam: ensure that you really understand what they mean and can associate some module examples with them. Also use elements of the module, such as introductions, summaries and key questions. Note whether there are alternative ways of looking at a concept that are covered in your module.
Record audio notes of key points, perhaps short quotes or unit summaries that you've made notes on, then play them when you have a chance. Some students find module concepts or facts stick in their minds if they hear rather than read them. (If you want some software to use for recording try this : Audacity - Open source recording software )
Mnemonics can help you remember factual material, as you'll see from these examples. Develop one or two for your own subject.
Make sure you know the meaning of important words or specialised terminology. Write two or three sentences to define a process, argument or theory, and then add a module example and a diagram if relevant. If your module has a glossary of terms then include that in your revision.