‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
A practical way to enhance the memorisation of quotes for closed book examinations involves repetition and continuous revisiting. Students: reading your quotations once or twice before an exam or an assessment will not allow it to embed itself into your long term memory. However repeat this quotation for a week, pull apart the deeper meaning in speed mindmaps and connecting visual stimuli to the quotations will go some way to retain the quotations.
In doing so, you will begin to develop links between the quotations as you see how they become connected in a web of thematic and symbolic links. You may even be able to draw on multiple complementing quotations to support your interpretations as you become more confident in your consistent revision.
Week 1 of the Quotation Retention Challenge: