Now that I have finished making a blog post for each of the major ideas for my exam, it is time to put it all together.
I have previously mentioned how I was working on a mindmap in order to accomplish this. My remaining task is not just synthesizing, it is also memorizing. This represents a challenge since I have never memorized anything as a way to prepare for an exam.
I recently linked this article from Mental Floss on my twitter. In it, the author describes 11 different ways to improve my memory. They are:
- Concentrate For Eight Seconds
- Don’t Walk Through A Doorway
- Make A Fist
- Use Crazy Fonts
- Chew Gum
- Write Things Out
- Know When To Turn The Music On—And Off
In an attempt to memorize for the first time ever, I am making flashcards by hand. Making flashcards helps with concentrating for more than eight seconds and writing things out. In addition, it helps me to review. Once I finish a particular theory, I will go to the mindmap to see if I can put things together from memory. This also helps visualize.