How To Improve Your Memory So You Can Memorise Easier

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As students get closer to writing their final exams, it becomes important that all the information learnt and hours spent doing homework and 8:30 a.m. lectures is retrievable on exam day. 

 

The problem is most of us have difficulty storing and retrieving the information from our long-term memory. So how do you solve this problem? How can you improve your studying habits well? 

Here are some tips to strengthen your memory and improve your studying habits:

After reading a paragraph, summarize the information you receive from it and ask a question. Reading about a topic you may know nothing about is difficult so in order to retain the information after reading a paragraph, repeat it out loud or write a summary of the information received. This will let you know if what you read was processed in your head. To take it a step further a useful tip would be to ask a question about the paragraph. Asking a question will help you really dig into the topic and become interested in what you're learning. If you enjoy what you are learning it will become easier to remember it. To make associations with new information and with what you already know. The more connections you make with information, the better you will remember it. 

Chunk and organize the information. The reason why we are able to remember phone numbers is because it's divided into three digits by dashes. If you look at the information you're studying, the same way we'll be able to remember it, to take your readings and notes and divide them
into chunks or small amounts of information and memorize it. Organization goes along with chunking information. Our minds like organized information, that's why outlines are typically recommended for writing and studying. 

Organize information into groups or subtopics. Your mind will most likely remember the
information if it's placed in an organized pattern and lastly but definitely not least, don't study last-minute to cram everything into your mind the night before. 

You cannot expect to remember heaps of information the night before the exam. 
 


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