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I'm currently doing coursework for one of my subjects and I am building an application to assist a student in memorising certain things within Maths that give them an advantageous edge in exams. The issue I am having is within my write up I can't seem to find anything better to say rather than "Helping students remember handy things for the exam". Any term or phrase that can say this in short or in a better sounding way would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)

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    An exam study aid? An electronic cheatsheet? – Jim Nov 20 '18 at 20:42
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Enchiridion is a formal word for a single page, or a small booklet, with essential information.

Oxford Dictionaries, definition and pronunciation. Etymology Greek (-chir- =hand : hand-sized)

The Wellcome collection has a Physician's Enchiridion on a single folded parchmnent.

Byrhtferth's Enchiridion (there are several copies) is an English medieval diagram comparing the Seasons of the Year, with Child> Youth> Adult> Elder in people, and with the Elements (Earth Air Fire Water). The Microcosm/ Macrocosm principle was an attempt to find some order and structure to knowledge and experience.

Byrhtferth's Enchiridion

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A mnemonic is something that is

1 : assisting or intended to assist memory
\ To distinguish "principal" from "principle" use the mnemonic aid "the principal is your pal."

(source: Merriam Webster)

It can be used as a noun or an adjective, but it refers to a single 'handy thing', so you probably need the plural.

There's also the idiom cheat sheet which is also used without the intention of actually cheating on the exam.

2 : a written or graphic aid (such as a sheet of notes) that can be referred to for help in understanding or remembering something complex

(source: Merriam Webster)

  • Thanks for your reply. I actually started using 'cheat sheet' as a way to describe how these students are learning certain things but I am still left with the issue that may just be me but it still sounds informal. But until I find an alternative I will have to make do :). – Umar Khalid Nov 20 '18 at 20:12

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