How to revise with the blurting method

The blurting method is a new revision technique that you have probably seen all over TikTok but how is it done successfully? Follow these steps to blurt your way to good grades!

1. Get your notes in order

Having your revision material sorted into manageable and memorable topics will make it easier to digest. You can do this by creating clear headings and subheadings in your notes, creating a mind-map for each topic or writing your notes onto flashcards.

2. Familiarise yourself with the topic

Read your notes until you’re at the point where you feel you understand the information and remember some of it – you don’t need to remember everything just yet!

3. Blurt it out

Reading your notes only helps you remember so much so this is where we go a step further and start blurting. Cover or hide your notes and grab a blank piece of paper. Start writing down everything you can remember from your notes.

If you want to be a little more sustainable, invest in a whiteboard to save some paper.

Did you know...

That the blurting method is so effective because it activates your strong recall muscle. By testing yourself over and over you’re learning in an active way that makes this muscle work harder! This helps you store the information in your long-term memory, so it comes flooding back in your exam.

4. Mark your work

Take another look at your notes and see what information you missed during your blurt. Add the information you missed to your blurting paper in a different colour so it’s easy to see what you need to remember next time.

5. Keep going

Hide your notes and previous blurt and go again! Keep repeating the topic until you feel like you remember everything and could recall it in an exam.

6. Take a break

Blurting is quite an intense revision method and asks your brain to work extra hard so make sure you do it in short bursts and take lots of breaks. Don’t blurt yourself into exhaustion!

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