Ask any student what they did to study for a test or exam and they will say, "I looked over my ...." That simply does not support long term memory or internalization of content.
This short presentation demonstrates the use of various graphic organizers and study strategies which can help any student feel more prepared for a stressful exam.
This methodology is based on evidence based practices and strategies gleaned from years of offering academic support to older learners with learning challenges.
The student can use common technology and simple procedures to create memorable graphic organizers which can be saved from test to test and reviewed before a final exam. It has been used to support middle school, high school and college students. Many of these students had learning differences which made organizing, writing, spelling and remembering difficult.
The key is to reduce the verbiage, add a strong visual and organizational component and then practice. There is also a kinesthetic component in that the student is aware of the space and position on a page. The visual, the verbal and the tactile come together to support memory in a multisensory manner
This approach uses Microsoft Word or another word processing program, visual images, different fonts and colors and webbing tools such as Inspiration Software to create memorable organizers which support the acquisition of academic content.