Teach Others What You Have Learnt
Teaching other people about things you have recently learnt is one of the most effective ways of retaining information. This shows that you have understood the topic and more importantly, you can impart that knowledge onto others which on your behalf is a good gesture. If you cannot explain key concepts to other students or even back to teachers if they ask you, then there should be light bulbs going off inside your head that you don’t understand the said topic completely. If this is the case, go over it again and make notes on the difficult aspects of the topic that are baffling you. Teaching people will also give you confidence in your abilities and confidence should be one of your traits going into an exam because it is this confidence that will propel you into success. Bit of a cliché but it is absolutely true so take time to try and teach others what you have learnt because from my personal experience, teaching others means you’re teaching yourself too.
I decided to tutor some of my friends with their GCSE Maths exam whilst I was doing my AS Maths. This definitely helped me because I was teaching topics which were at the core and were the foundation of AS Maths. There is something with teaching a subject to others which helps you to remember that topic quicker than if you had never taught that subject to anyone. There are many studies which prove that people who teach others about a subject recall it more accurately since they go over that subject more frequently.
The moral of this post is to teach others as much as you can to obtain the best results possible!