Psychology Tip of the Week: How to Pass Exams Without Stressful Studying

Psychology Tip of the Week: How to Pass Exams Without Stressful Studying

Ashley Argyle, Staff Writer

Whether you cram information into your brain minutes before you take a test, or use flashcards weeks before, there is a simpler way. According to Scott Young on zenhabits.com, “instead of repetition, they find connections. These connections create a web of knowledge that can succeed even when you forget one part.”
It is taught that you have to memorize your notes or use flashcards in order to ace your tests. However, making connections with what you learn can make it easier to remember the information. Try asking yourself questions, visualizing, or creating stories, metaphors, or mnemonics. If you’re artsy you can invent a song, poem, drawing, or rap infused with the information.