Contact Lucy Scott for further information about this technique.
In the 30:5:1 Reduce the Key Words exercise students identify a topic and then write down 30 key words for the chosen topic. Then they decide which are the top 5 key words from the original 30, and then, finally, from the 5 key words, the one key word for the topic.
This technique will help students review a lesson earlier in the day, prepare for a forthcoming lesson, or revise a topic for an exam. They can also use their lists to refer back to on the night before an exam.
We know that constantly summarising / refining information is one of the best ways to revise.
You can download the template here.