Remembering details and information is tough for anyone, but it pretty much becomes your job when you’re in school. So, why waste time with methods that don’t work? YouTubers Humorcials detail a few of the worst study habits to avoid wasting your time, and what you should replace them with.
The big study habits to shy away from are: highlighting, re-reading, keyword mnemonics and cramming. Thankfully, you have all kinds of better replacements. These include: elaborative interrogation, self explanation and summarisation. If you really want to cement that information in your memory, you’ll have to work for it with techniques like practice tests and distributed practice.