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Memorisation techniques

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How do I memorize concepts/topics. Considering theres so many things in electronics and its difficult to understand too. Taking a test in a few days and have so much to studypower-electronicsshareedit  follow  flag asked 11 hours agoBeatriceUK4766 bronze badges

  • 2Understand the subjects, then you don’t have to memorize as much. Understanding comes from using the concepts. – JRE 11 hours ago
  • Understanding arguably takes more time than understanding – BeatriceUK 11 hours ago
  • 1I second @JRE’s answer. I remember freaking out about a final exam because there was too much material to review. I focused on the principles and understanding instead of memorizing. That’s the goal of the class anyway. – Joe Mac 11 hours ago
  • It takes the same length of time. – Andy aka 11 hours ago
  • @BeatriceUK It actually doesn’t. If it seems like it does, then that is because you don’t know how deep the rabbit hole goes. Kind like saying it’s easier just to memorize all possible combinations of addition from 0 to 10, not knowing that a lot of other stuff (and combinations) lay beyond. Exams tend to throw things at you where memorization specifically fails anyways. – DKNguyen 11 hours ago 
  • 4I’m voting to close this question because it is a question about learning techniques rather than electronics. – The Photon 10 hours ago
  • @ThePhoton stop being so uptight dude. Looking at al the meaningful responses I got, I dont think anyone but you minds – BeatriceUK 10 hours ago
  • 2@BeatriceUK here is an illustration of the difference between memorizing and understanding … a child came home from school excited. "daddy, daddy, we learned how to count apples today!" ... "that's wonderful dear. how many oranges are on the table?" ... "don't be silly daddy, we learned how to count apples" … lol – jsotola 9 hours ago 
  • I have lots of links in my profile one with everything you need to know from basics.. but most important is learning how to focus and how to learn, forget the details as long as you have an open book or webpage. Focus. Be patient. Don’t sweat the small stuff – Tony Stewart Sunnyskyguy EE75 8 hours ago 
  • @BeatriceUK: Here’s a relevant example. You can either try to memorize that horrid monster, or you can remember the P=EI and E=IR. That whole monster is nothing but all the possible variations and combinations of those two simple equations. Simple algebra and those two will get you everything that’s in the linked chart – without having to memorize the chart. – JRE 3 hours ago
  • Fantastic! So I cheated by drawing your cheat sheet in my left palm. But I still failed the exam, because the questions are like this: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/516321/…. – tlfong01 1 min ago    Edit   

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Being a recent electronics graduate now working as a tech analyst, I always founded that having a clear understanding of any topic in electronics is much more important than memorizing. Because you & I both know how easily the semantics of any topic in the realm of electronics can change with a slight change in the schematics. So, my advice is: Focus more on having a clear understanding of any topic, whether it be theoretical or numerical. Once you have a clear grasp of the main topic in hand (in order get that grasp, go through every resource available to you, but if you are low on time, have some good youtube channels which you know produce accurate content regarding the topic which you are studying). ONLY when you have a clear grasp on the main concept of topic, then start going through slight variation ( and bit tougher problems in case of numerical). Markdown the variations you are unable to solve or understand & try to get help from a friend or professors as soon as possible ( do not wait, be as polite as possible but always try to clear your doubts on any topic ASAP).shareedit  follow  flag answered 11 hours agoSaad Hasan11633 bronze badgesadd a comment1

Many topics in engineering are connected by a logical sequence. As you learn each principal, you learn how it logically follows from what you have learned previously.

Many things are explained using diagrams those diagrams are not only useful for your initial understanding but also for remembering. Some you may want to redraw every time you think of them.

Understanding how things work, developing a keen sense of logic, developing and remembering images are important.

In many courses, exams are open-book or provide for the use of a formula page. Knowing where to find information and how to use it is more important than memorizing facts and equations.

It is also important to know how to logically analyze problems.shareedit  follow  flag answered 10 hours agoCharles Cowie29.9k11 gold badge2222 silver badges5555 bronze badgesadd a comment

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