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Learning Portal - Learning Online: Remembering Information

Remembering Information

This module will explain strategies for remembering the material you have learned. You will cover a lot of material over a semester and it can be hard to remember everything. These strategies will help you remember the material that you need for a test or exam.

Top Tips

✓ Understand the concepts. Make sure you understand the concepts first before you memorize them.

 ✓ Start with the hard stuff. Use the stoplight approach if you are having problems applying or understanding key concepts.

✓ Create colour-coded flashcards. Making flashcards in different colours lets you separate them by subject.

Study Tools 

How to Remember What You Learn

Strategies to Remember Information

Watch this video to learn several ways to help remember key concepts once you understand them. 

You can learn how to use some of the techniques mentioned in the video in the Mnemonics and Flashcards tabs.

Check out this video from The Learning Portal Ontario in 2016.

How to Use Mnemonic Devices

Mnemonic devices are one of the techniques that you can use to better remember information so that you can recall it later, whether in a test or in a job.

Try out this activity: 

Watch How to Create Flashcards

Flashcards are a handy technique that you can use to remember information. Watch this video to learn how to create and use your own flashcards.

Check out this video from The Learning Portal Ontario in 2016.


Unless otherwise stated, the material in this guide is from the Learning Portal created by College Libraries Ontario. Content has been adapted for the NWP Learning Commons in May 2021. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY NC SA 4.0 International License.

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