Study hacks that worked for me

Dyslexia Scotland’s Young Ambassadors let you in on what helped them study for exams.

See if there’s an audio version or a documentary on the subject to help you get to grips with the topic.


Make the learning fun for you. I make my notes bright and colourful but you could turn them into a song or audio to make it more motivating.


Use YouTube videos to help you learn the topic and try past papers – then study more of the bits you get wrong.


Start studying well ahead of the exams and use mind maps.


Get someone to test your knowledge using flash cards.


This article first appeared in Dyslexia Voice magazine, ‘Learning and studying’ edition. Buy a copy from our online shop