With the dreaded middle of the semester comes midterms. Sometimes it’s a relief because there is so much anticipation for the actual exam that it’s good once it’s over. But with some of my midterms, I just can’t get the information engrained in my head. So here are some tips and tricks that I use to help memorize sequences such as dates, places, and artwork…aka Art History.
- Write things over and over again. Studies show that this actually works! If you write things down more than once, you are more likely to remember them.
- Come up with a jingle. I’m no singer, but this definitely helps… Berlinghieri…St.Francis…1243…Tempera.
- Record yourself saying what needs to be memorized and listen to it on repeat while simultaneously saying it out loud. I am definitely going to listen to the recording as I’m about to fall asleep (creepy…? weird? Whatever works!)
- Have your friends quiz you! If you are friends with someone in your class, have a study date! You are both helping each other out and you learn the material more when you are teaching someone else!