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    Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    Hi all,
    Any suggestions on how I can strengthen my understanding of content rather than just memorising and knowing definitions.
    Garry

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    Re: Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    stop reading and recalling

    watch videos

    apply to questions

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    Re: Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    try hsc study lab?

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    Re: Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    Thank you for your suggestions! Will take them into consideration.
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    Re: Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gooodby View Post
    Hi all,
    Any suggestions on how I can strengthen my understanding of content rather than just memorising and knowing definitions.
    That's a really interesting and good question. In my opinion some of the best ways to improve your understanding of content is to:

    - Do plenty of practice papers or questions
    - Write notes for the subject in your own words (this prevents you from just memorising the textbooks and allows you to express ideas or content in your own style in exams)

    Also, don't be afraid to ask questions to any teacher or tutor. When you try to understanding something, there may be a moment when you want to clarify a particular topic or maybe ask extra info. Doing this will really strengthen your understanding of topics in my opinion.

    But to be honest, methods of understanding stuff really depends on the individual. See what works best for you! The above strategies were what I did during my HSC and they might not work for everyone haha.

    Good luck!
    2017 HSC: Eng (Adv.) · 3U Math · 4U Math · Chem · Phys · Bio

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    Re: Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    The irony in asking this question is tragic (no offence OP)

    Very powerful course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn

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    Re: Difference between memorising and understanding content.

    Thank you!
    And no offence taken
    Garry

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