STV's emergency tactics for exam study – Day 3: Chunking

As part of our series to help you with exam study, we look at how you can break down information.

Have you ever felt when you are studying that you have no more space for information, and your brain is full?

Well that might be the case, with scientists proving you can hold between five and nine pieces of information at a time. Not a lot considering the amount of subjects you might be studying for.

There is a way of beating that though, according to Brian Costello of HeadStrong. Rather than looking at the whole subject at once study just a little bit at a time, whether it’s quadratic equations in maths or hydrocarbons in chemistry.

Each day this week we will have another exam study tip. Day 4: Mind Maps.


Here are his previous tips on studying, including word association, breathing and chunking.

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