SQ3R study revision - getting your study sorted

Posted by Alex MacCreadie on


Welcome! I hope you've begun to use your ESA Digital study guide. Here are some tips about how to get the most out of it. 

When you’re revising for exams, you might read over the information and feel like you know it. But don’t confuse recognition with memory recall. Your brain has an amazing visual recognition system that will notice when it sees something familiar. This is not the same as being able to recall or remember something without these visual cues. In an exam, you need to be able to recall the information without your notes as visual cues. 

Want to get your study going? Try this: 

  • Look at the key topics you are studying. Try teaching or explaining the concept to someone else without using your notes. You will spot gaps in your knowledge when the other person is confused or asks questions.
  • Make a list of the things you didn’t remember or got confused about.
  • Once you’ve made a list of the topics you need to focus on, you can use your ESA Digital study guide to help you fill in the gaps in your knowledge. Try using the SQ3R method to help you. 

Tip: Use the pop out contents menu in your ESA Digital study guide to go to a section you want to revise. 

Give the SQ3R method a go now and see if it works for you! 

Good luck! 

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