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Blurting

Blurting is a useful study technique in the last period before an exam. It is best to set an alarm clock depending on the scope of the topic. You simply write down the topic on a piece of paper and note down everything you know about the topic, what you can think of around the topic and then compare it with the textbook. You can work like on a mind map! This way you know exactly which parts of a topic you still have to work on and what you already know. It also shows what is in your long-term and short-term memory, so you can adjust your review schedule for those areas of knowledge.

This method is extremely useful for smaller topics, as it allows you to make sure you know every aspect of the subject matter. Thus, the blurting technique is also a technique to check yourself! This technique is also great for pair and group work, which can be amazingly effective for active revision sessions, even in a school class. However, it can also be used by a teacher to find out what has worked for students in class and what has not. The important thing to remember here is that blurting should not have a testing function, and this needs to be made clear to the students.

Thus, as a teacher, you can find out in five minutes at the end of your lesson what has remained of the learning material. At the same time, one also offers the students a review, which can additionally consolidate the taught learning material!