Effective Cramming Techniques
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Someone may ask; Is there anything like Effective Cramming Techniques? oh yes, there is. Most students in every University stick to this believe “La Cramme La Pour” (LOL). If you have not heard of that, then you probably are among the silent ones in class and in halls of residence who don’t relate with other students. Chances are that you went out with friends and you have a major test the next day. If you plan to read and understand, it should probably not be for that test. Effective Cramming techniques will be the best technique to use.
Even when students are not time-bound, they do nothing else but cram. They care less about reading to understand. I have seen students who can memorize a full text and still do pretty well. So without wasting much time, lets get to it;
What Is Cramming?
Cramming is simply studying intensively over a short period of time. This could be as a result of lack of preparation for a test or examination. Nevertheless, some courses and subjects really do not have what you should understand but cram. since they are not meant for you to understand, then effective cramming techniques will certainly do the trick. Lets head to it.
Effective Cramming Techniques That Work For Students In Any University
This is one of the most effective cramming technique I have ever come across. This technique brings three packages
- Teaching to understand
- Reading to understand
- Writing to understand
This teaching method is what I use in my small room in school. It’s pretty effective. I have a white board marker, a cane and my books. I write with a marker, use the cane to flog my chair and table whenever I am not getting it and read my books out loud. Then I explain several concepts and proves from my text and notes by writing them on the board over and over again till i get it. Trust me, its a very efficient and effective technique. If you think this doesn’t work, try it and drop your comments in the comments box. It is a tested and trusted effective cramming technique. You will understand concepts very fast by posing as your own teacher or lecturer.
Study With A Friend
Whether you like it or not, you are not the only one who loves cramming. Locate a friend who loves to and team up with him/her. Ask each other questions and note the ones’ you couldn’t answer. Then go back home to re-cram the ones you couldn’t answer. Remember two good brains are always better than one. When it comes to cramming, studying with a friend is a pretty effective technique.
Read Out Loud
Well I don’t possibly expect you to cram without saying something out. Although, some people do it but it comes with a movement. It’s either they play with their hair or soliloquize. Moreover, reading out loud is an effective trick. You can decide to turn your most important points into songs, raps etc. It is always easier to remember what you say, hear and read than something you simply read. As you talk,
- You are forced to concentrate on what you are reading
- You forget every of your life’s situation
- Your retention ability increases drastically
This brings me to the next effective cramming technique.
Record Your Most Important Points On Your Phone And Play It Constantly With Your Earpiece
Everything in a material cannot be important. Of course, you are wise enough to know what a lecturer can set in the test or exam. Highlight the most important points in your material and record it by reading it loud on the speaker of your phone or recorder. You can use earpiece to play your record over and over again.The good thing about this technique is that you can play your record even when you are busy. Even the strongest witch in your village cannot make you forget what you have been listening to a long time. Your exam become easy because everything is in your memory.
Don’t Cram In Your Room
Of course you should already know that I am talking about those who stay in the schools hall of residence. There will definitely be distractions. Pick up your books and gadgets for reading and head somewhere with less distractions.
Pick Out The Most Important points
Like I said earlier in my fourth point, everything in a material cannot be important when it comes to cramming. Figure out the most important points. Spend your time focusing on important definitions, concepts and proves that you know can be set in exams. You could incorporate past questions to give you direction.
Rewrite What You Have Read
In one of my posts on “Remember What You Have Read Easily”, rewriting what you have read is a very effective technique. In case the teaching method described in my first point isn’t convenient, this should do the trick. After reading, take a plain sheet of paper and try to put all that you have read on it. Then take your note and do a cross check. Note the things you couldn’t remember and learn them. By doing so, you won’t miss any important detail and you will be on your way to success.
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
If your brain is not active, your cramming power will be deactivated. This is the most important thing you can do after reading. It is second only to eating as cramming is an intensive brain activity. Sleep up to 6-8 hours daily and when you are awake, you will become a recording player. Likewise, ensure to be moderate in whatever you do.
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