Re-reading is a waste of time!

Posted by Adam Harries on Friday, October 31, 2014

If you find going back over your textbooks and course notes a tedious, boring and frustrating process, you may benefit from changing your approach, as re-reading material is not thought to be that good at embedding material into the long-term memory.

Check out the video (2 mins) for a quick explanation of a technique you could use instead.

Other suggestions would be to try the flashcards or practice past exam questions without looking at your notes.

Try a few methods and see if any of them help. The important thing is not to get discouraged. If you find that a particular method is not working for you, despite giving it a fair go, change it up a little bit and try something else.

If you hit upon a particularly useful technique, be sure to share it in the classroom, or via our social media platforms.

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