There are several ways to help remember key concepts once you understand them. You can use mnemonics, cue cards, real life scenarios, recitation, visual associations, and repetition. Mnemonics are tricks that you can use to help remember larger pieces of information. They are especially useful for remembering lists, steps and stages. Mnemonic devices can include things like acronyms, acrostics, and rhymes. Flashcards are note cards with a question on one side, and the answer on the other. They are a great way to test yourself on the go. Colour-coding your flashcards is a good way to break them down by theme or subject. Applying the subject matter to things that are relevant in your life can make the material easier to remember..
For example, if you are asked to list the steps in the recruitment cycle when hiring an employee, you can relate it to your experiences getting hired for jobs and try to identify the cycle steps that you went through. Recite the information in your own words.
Say the things you need to remember out loud, or write things out in your own words. When creating visual associations, imagine the information in a visual way.Create visuals such as diagrams or outlines of the material. Go over the material over and over again. Try these strategies the next time you have a test. Happy studying!