How To Revise: The Silver String Technique

Learn how to revise using The Silver String Technique – an extremely effective and versatile revision and exam technique that largely removes the memory challenge from essay-based exams.

An Overview Of The Silver String Technique

book-the-silver-string-techniqueThe Silver String Technique combines three well established memory strategies into a harmonious blend of exam slaying goodness. Even if you think you don’t need to learn how to revise, I urge you to read on. The Silver String Technique is a new way of approaching revision.

Perhaps the most significant aspect of The Silver String Technique is that it equips you with a small handful of memory-jogging ‘mind keys’ that you can scribble down at the start of your exam.  You then use these mind keys to plan your essay answers without ever having to worry about forgetting a ‘chunk’ of relevant information. But that’s just part of it. By mapping these helpful little mind keys onto mental ‘films’, existing only in your mind, you will have at your disposal a system of scanning your memory for relevant information that is comparable to opening a textbook and scanning the contents page. Through the wonder of visualisation, the fine details of each ‘chunk’ of information will be accessible to you in your exams. In other words, you’re likely to be able to remember every single bullet point in your revision notes. Furthermore, you will be able to commit information to memory in much less time than usual.

Organisation and association are key to memory recall. The Silver String Technique is about making revision notes in a systematic and organised way, condensing key facts, associating revision material with fantastical and bizarre imaginings, and then ‘looking up’ information quickly and efficiently during an exam. It’s a phenomenally useful technique that can serve you through your child and adult education. The book “The Silver String Technique: Revise Smart, Achieve More” provides a complete walk-through of The Silver String Technique as well as a quick round up of the most useful general revision and exam advice.

In Short, The Silver String Technique Will Teach You How To:

  1. Compose high quality revision notes with the aid of printable worksheets
  2. Reduce your revision notes to a handful of mind keys that can be jotted down at the beginning of an exam
  3. Securely commit your notes to memory through imaginative association and rote learning
  4. Reliably access memorised revision material during the exam
  5. Produce well structured and detailed essay answers

Who Is The Book Aimed At?

How To Revise For Exams

The Silver String Technique: Revise Smart, Achieve More“ is not a kids-only revision guide book. Don’t be fooled by the beautifully illustrated pictures contained within. It’s a book for children above a certain age (approximately 15 years old) and older students studying for University and beyond. The technique focusses on how to revise for essay-based exams like Law, History, English Literature, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Business Studies, Economics, and Science (when exams require answers in essay form). If you’re revising for a non essay-based subject, you may still benefit considerably from reading the book as the principles of organising information and reinforcing learning with mnemonics are widely applicable.

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Full Chapter List

1. INTRODUCING THE SILVER STRING TECHNIQUE

introducing-the-silver-string-techniqueLearn how The Silver String Technique came into being

2. HOW DOES THE SILVER STRING TECHNIQUE WORK?

how-does-the-silver-string-technique-workRead a brief overview of how The Silver String Technique actually works

3. STANDARD REVISION ADVICE – YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE BUT…

standard-revision-adviceGet up to speed on all those nuggets of revision wisdom you’ve heard or not heard over the years on how to revise.

4. HOW TO EXTRACT THE RIGHT INFORMATION FROM BOOKS

extract-the-right-information-from-booksUnderstand what’s required of you before you start reading, avoid reading blind!

5. WRITING WELL STRUCTURED REVISION NOTES

writing-well-structured-revision-notesLearn the principles of effective revision note taking and understand how to use Worksheet 1 to scaffold your revision note taking process.

6. VACUUM PACKING YOUR REVISION NOTES

vacuum-packing-your-revision-notesLearn how to reduce your Worksheet 1 revision notes to a small set of mind keys with Worksheet 2.

7. ROTE LEARNING & IMAGINATIVE ASSOCIATION

rote-learning-imaginative-associationFind out when it’s best to use repetitive learning for reflexively reeling off concise information, and when it’s best to turn to visual imagery to firmly encode large quantities of information in long-term memory.

8. MIND KEYS & IMAGININGS: LOCKING IT ALL DOWN

mind-keys-and-imaginingsFollow a complete running example of memorising a set of revision notes using The Silver String Technique

9. THE EXAM TECHNIQUE

the-exam-techniqueLearn how to use your mind keys as the basis for your essay plan and as indices for searching detailed information woven into your virtual films.

10. GENERAL TIPS FOR COPING WITH EXAMS

general-tips-for-coping-with-examsBrush up on all those little exam tips that will help you sleep the night before and perform well on the day

11. A PARTING WORD ON MOTIVATION & CRAMMING

motivation-and-crammingThe Silver String Technique isn’t just a get out of jail free card. It’s an opportunity. At least that’s the conclusion I hope you’ll come to after reading this chapter.

12. THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF ADVICE IN THIS BOOK

five-importantRead a quick summary of the 5 most important take home messages in the book.

13. ONLINE RESOURCES

online-resourcesBrowse a handful a useful links to online resources that will help you with your revision

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