Ways to revise before your exams
4) Read the book pages that are relevant. Read the lecture notes. Do this in block mode. Now you have a great overview.
5) Highlight the key phrases in the lecture notes. You should only mark about 10 to 20% of the total text.
Each highlighted item should spark a memory that brings back the information surrounding that key phrase.
6) Go through the book and take notes. Tip: if you write these by hand, it will boost short-term memory into long-term memory.
However, if you have messy handwriting, type up your notes instead. Your notes will form a visual memory too, so the aim is to be neat.
7) Add your lecture note highlights to your textbook notes.
Lectures notes are essential to revision. Make sure you go through them carefully and highlight key points.