It's Revision Time so Colour Your Way to an A!

April 29, 2016 / Inspire

Did you know that using colours when revising can actually increase memory and recall?

When Exam season is upon us we all want to try and make it as easy as possible to revise. With loads of different techniques out there aimed at making revision easier such as creating revision timetables, using mind maps or knowing your revision type – Visual, Auditory or Kinaesthetic (interactive learning) some still find it difficult.

If you or your child are struggling to take all of the information in then try using colour. Apparently, colours have a huge impact on our memory, making information easier to retain and recall.

There are different ways that you can use colours to help you to revise for your Exams.


1. Highlighters

2. Coloured Gel Pens

3. Felt Tips or even

4. Coloured Sticky Notes to colour code your notes and rewrite them.

Use attention-grabbing colours such a Red, Yellow, Purple, Orange and Green for visual stimulation. Using other coordinating stationery in the same colour such as notebooks, folders and paper can work well especially if the colours contrast against one another ensuring the words stand out.

Don’t forget to create the right environment for revision – calm and distraction free!

Bear in mind that the colours that you use when revising can then trigger your memory in the Exam. Take your coloured pens in, try wearing coloured jewellery or wristbands or even grab a coloured drinks bottle and snacks – to help spark your memory.

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