The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectivelyThe Guardian

Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts

Highlighting might not be as helpful as you think. It isolates information whereas pupils recall more if they can link what they learn with other pieces of information.

The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and parents and teachers alike).  Now more than ever, young people seem to be feeling the pressure. So how can students revise better?  Which techniques really work, and which don’t?  What can students do to improve their memory, mood and concentration?

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