Back-to-school study skill: 3 steps to remember any 10 things in order

Do you struggle to remember things in tests or in life?

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to doing well at school and in life. Having a toolbox of effective study skills saves hours of work and stress, especially for competitive high stakes events like the Higher School Certificate, University exams, or job interviews.

One tool I’ve used countless times during my education and career is a memory peg system. This simple system has helped me remember thousands of lists under pressure: everything from world capitals, Jane Austen quotes, the battles of the Peloponnesian War, the events leading up to the Bolshevik Revolution, the elements of the tort of negligence, Hong Kong conveyancing requirements (!), the muscles of the face and neck, and even the different kinds of dysarthria.

In this video, I demonstrate the nuts and bolts of how to use a memory peg system to remember any 10 things in order. We hope you find it useful!

 

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Banter Speech & Language is an independent firm of speech pathologists for adults and children. We help clients in our local area, including Concord, Concord West, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Strathfield and all other suburbs of Sydney’s Inner West.

Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

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