Got Nothing

This is one of those days where I have a great many nascent blog posts in my head, but nothing ready to write. I’m busily studying for my PMP certification and panicking that I cannot get those formula’s to stay in my head.

Do you have any formula memorization techniques? Any test taking tips? Anything, really?

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6 Responses to Got Nothing

  1. anonymous says:

    I used to tape up index cards of relevant info onto the wall opposite of the toilet and around the bathroom mirror, as every morning and night I would have to spend some time in there. It helped. But I learn visually. You may have to write and repeat the equations out loud to yourself, make flashcards to read during your lunch break, or make several study sheets with blanks to fill in, but not all the same questions on the same part of the page, and not all of the questions asked in the exact same manner or wording so that you are forced to think about what you want to learn rather than memorize the placement of an equation on one page. Little bites daily, even for only 20 minutes, have a positive, cumulative effect. Good luck.

  2. a says:

    Repetition! I can’t remember jack from college (too much “socializing,” too little class attendance, plus 20 years), but I certainly remember a couple of key formulae. PV=nRT was in constant use for a while. And the hilarious science geeks with whom I associated always answered the question “What’s new?” (nu) with “c over lambda.” That’s all I got…

  3. vablondie says:

    When I studied in school, I would use an erasable white board to write stuff over and over. I would write out essay questions answers, various processes, structures, etc. Just be sure to use the low odor markers, otherwise you may get hooked on studying!

  4. Frapper says:

    First letter mnemonics worked wonders for me in nursing school. I would make up something I could remember and then recite it over and over in my head till it stuck with me. Good luck on your exam!

  5. loribeth says:

    Wearing my “lucky” plaid flannel shirt & grey sweater and using my “lucky” pen when writing an exam (same outfit & pen through university & high school) always gave me confidence. ; ) I still have all three items, although I don’t wear the shirt & sweater anymore (I wore out holes in the elbows). Good luck!

  6. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Not a bit. Those things never worked for me. I just had to do old fashioned memorizing and I was screwed when it didn’t work out.

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