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Essential Study Skills

Remembering What You Learn

You will cover a lot of material over a semester. It can be hard to remember everything that you need for a test or exam. This module will explain strategies for remembering the material you have learned.


  • Understand the concepts.Make sure you understand the concepts first before you memorize them.
  • Start with the hard stuff.Use the stoplight approach if you are having problems applying or understanding key concepts.
  • Create colour-coded flashcards.Making flashcards in different colours lets you separate them by subject.

Study Tools

How to Remember Information

Watch this video to learn several ways to help remember key concepts once you understand them.

You can learn how to use some of the techniques mentioned in the video in the Mnemonics and Flashcards tabs.

How to Use Mnemonic Devices

Mnemonic devices are one of the techniques that you can use to better remember information so that you can recall it later, whether in a test or in a job.

How to Create Flashcards

Flashcards are a handy technique that you can use to remember information. Watch this video to learn how to create and use your own flashcards.