B) BIOLOGY MEMORY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Blind memorization in H2 Biology should be avoided as far as possible, and efforts should be funnelled toward understanding and application. The Tutor will explain to students how memory theories, such as the Ebbinghaus experimental study of memory, can be adapted to help form efficient revision strategies to effectively recall the voluminous contents in Biology.
A) DIFFERENT METHODS TO REMEMBER
What are the different memory tools I can use? And what situation do I use them for optimal effect?
B) REVISION FREQUENCY AND MEMORY
How frequent should I revise to help my memory?
Ebbinghaus forgetting curve & Timely Revision
C) LEARNING LOCATION AND MEMORY
Is there a best place to do learning?
Should I do learning in a consistent place, or should I vary my studying physical environment?
D) TIME FOR LEARNING
What is the best time of the day for me to do learning, based on my circadian rhythm?
E) DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO LEARN
What are my dominant styles of learning?
The Tutor also believes in using interactive animations, videos, websites to make learning relevant and engaging; this can help make biological concepts (e.g. lac operon) and biochemical pathways (e.g. aerobic respiration) more manageable to grasp. The full coloured, dynamic animations has helped many Biology students visualize key biological processes so that they are easier to understand and remember.