Cramming for Exams?

Learning Skills Centre Jo G Holmesglen Staff • 13 November 2019
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Does your course require you to remember large chunks of information?

Having trouble remembering?

Try some creative memorisation techniques.

LIke mnemonics:

What's that?

A song, rhyme, acronym, image or phrase to remember a list of facts in a certain order.

You probably remember this from primary school. What are the colours of the rainbow?

ROYgBIV or Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain

i.e. red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

Or try this one:

A commonly used route for catheterisation is the femoral vein, found within the femoral triangle. The contents of the femoral triangle, from lateral to medial are:


N: femoral Nerve

A: femoral Artery

V: femoral Vein

E: Empty space

L: Lymphatic vessel

You could make technology your friend with the following apps:

GoConqr allows you to create online Mind Maps, Flashcards, Online Notes and Quizzes and store all your notes in one place.

Distracted by social media?

Try: SelfControl (the technological kind)

This app allows you to block certain websites for a set amount of time.  Once you put these blocks in place, it’s impossible for you to access them until the time you’ve previously specified runs out. 

Contact the Learning Skills Centre for other study strategies: