Get it stuck in your head! It may seem pretty easy to remember all the lyrics to your favourite song, or the route to walk to your best friend's house, but it feels absolutely impossible to learn things you need to remember for exams! Sound familiar?
Here are some ideas of how to get the stuff you need to know stuck into your head.
It can be much easier to remember something we've done, than something we've read in a book. So if you need to remember how something works try doing it for yourself.
Ears wide open
How many times have you got a song stuck in your head when you didn't even really even like the song? There is something about music that gets into your mind. Try making rhymes or singing revision notes along to songs you like.
It may sound childish but it's true, everyone loves pictures. Whether you are 5, 15 or 50 when you pick up a magazine you'll probably first flick through and see all the pictures. Try putting things to learn in the form of a picture. Or if drawing isn't your thing, imagine large interesting images of things you need to remember.
Repeat, repeat, repeat!
Whatever you do, do it lots and make it memorable! It'll get stuck in your head in no time.
Think about anything that you know. It will probably either be something you encounter often or something you learned in strange way (perhaps something new or unusual was happening_. The mind notices weird and different things.
So make it something different – it may also be fun!