Blurting is about putting everything you can remember about a topic onto a sheet of paper. It doesn’t matter about the order or structure of the information you Blurt.
How to use the Blurting technique
- Step 1
Get a blank sheet of paper and write down everything you can remember about a topic.
- Step 2
Check your Blurt against your class notes and/or the textbook. Is the information accurate? If not, correct it.
- Step 3
Get a different colour pen. Use the specification, textbook and/or class notes to add any missing information to your Blurt. You could then turn this into a mind map.
- Step 4
Revise (using other techniques, such as flashcards) the things that you didn’t have in your original Blurt.
- Step 5
Repeat the activity, perhaps a week later. Hopefully you will remember more information about the topic!
Why should I use Blurting?
Blurting is great for showing you what you know and helping to identify any gaps in knowledge.