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article | 10 December 2019

How To Use Post-It Notes For Revision

If you are hoping to get into the university course of your dreams next year, then you are going to need to make sure that you do well in your coursework and exams. The exams, in particular, are especially worrisome for many people, and everyone wants to make sure that they are going to do well in them. For that to happen, of course, you need to revise long and hard, and that is going to mean that you have to develop some decent revision tactics along the way. In this article, we are going to look specifically at how you can use post-it notes to improve your revision.

Improve Your Memory

One of the best ways that you can approach using post-it notes in revision is to use them to boost your memory. That is probably one of the most useful things you can do with them, especially if you are studying a subject which requires you to learn lots of information in one fell swoop.

There are many methods you can use to make this happen. It could be a simple case of using them as flashcards, or you might want to simply focus on keeping different pieces of information on different post-it notes and learning that way. However you do it, you can be sure to improve your memory quickly with post-it notes in this way.

Test Yourself

Another great way to use the versatile post-it note in your revision is to test yourself with them. You can effectively just use them as a way of covering up the information that you are trying to learn, and then in so doing, you will be able to see how well you have learned the information on the page, poster, or wherever it might be.

This is an easy, simple and cost-effective way of learning any information and testing yourself – and ultimately, of course, testing yourself is the only way that you know if you are moving in the right direction. Frequently test yourself to see whether your revision is coming along as it should be.

Learn The Sequence Of Something

Depending on what subject you are revising for, there might be many occasions when you need to learn the sequence of something happening. Let’s say that you are trying to cement in your mind the sequence of the water cycle. In order to do that, you could easily use post-it notes by writing one part of the process on each note, and then shuffling them up and trying to rearrange them. This act of physically moving the parts around is a great way to really get that information to retain in the brain, so it is going to be much more effective than merely reading about the water cycle and trying to remember it all.

These are just three ways that you might be able to use post-it notes for revision. You might also be able to think of some others when you get revising, so allow yourself to be a little creative with it.

Enjoyed this article on how to use post-it notes for revision? Take a look at our Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take here.

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