So, as highlighted in the New Scientist (2015, p.32), the “most common methods to boost learning [which] are surprisingly useless”, include:
- Highlighting and underlining;
- Re-reading important texts;
- Keyword mnemonics;
- Copying your notes (oops, my favourite method);
- Elaborate mental imagery;
- Personalised learning styles; and
- Summarising the material.
Young, E. (2015) Know It All. New Scientist. 28 March 2015, pp.30-35.