Naughty elephant squeezes water!

Never Eat Shredded Wheat!

Do these phrases seem familiar?

If they do, you may have learned them at school to help you to recall the order of North, East, South, and West . . .

If you are starting to think about getting going with revision, then creating mnemonics, or aids to memory, may be one technique you could consider using. Creating words, rhymes, phrases or images which help support recall, is a great way of approaching revision and taking an active approach.

It’s getting colder outside, the nights are drawing in and you have probably got a list of assignments to work on, so revision is perhaps the last thing you would like to think about at the moment. But getting going sooner rather than later is the key to a successful revision strategy.

When you start thinking about revision, you may start to worry. Your concerns could include: ‘I don’t know where to start’, ‘There isn’t enough time’, ‘There’s too much to learn’, ‘What will they ask me?’ or ‘My notes are too disorganised’. Feelings like these are very common. But try to relax, take a deep breath and start thinking about getting organised.