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Strategies To Improve Memory And Retention

Make your education better by making your learning skills better with some strategies to improve your memory and retention.

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Strategies To Improve Memory And Retention

  1. 1. Memory and retention is an important part of learning. They are means and tools in it. They are also synonymous to it. Better memory and retention means better learning. Better learning means better memory and retention. Memory, retention and learning is best done and developed as skills through repetition which involves frequency and variety Strategies to Improve ... Memory and Retention
  2. 2. ● Focus Your Attention ● Study Regularly ● Analyse ● Avoid Cramming ● Make Organised Notes ● Create Mnemonic Devices ● Explain and Practice Here are some strategies to help you improve your ... ● Apply and Associate ● Picture Out ● Teach Others ● Different Locations and Time ● PQRST Method ● Bit by Bit and Frequently ● Healthy Body, Sharp Mind Memory and Retention
  3. 3. First of all, you have to concentrate on what you are doing. You are studying, memorising important details and aiming to retain them. You cannot simply go directly to memorising like repeating the items over and over again. You need to start with focusing your brain on what you are doing. One best way to do so is to put your heart into it. Be determined to succeed in this simple but difficult task of memorising and retain information. Focus Your ... Attention
  4. 4. To memorise the information you need to retain, you have to repeat encountering them again and again. You can do this by studying them over and over again. Aside from being able to memorise and retain the specific items in the lesson, you are also able to sharpen your brain. This will enable you to be better at memorising and retaining what you will learn in lessons. Regularly Study ...
  5. 5. Aside from and together with focusing your attention on your task of memorising and on the lesson themselves, you should also analyse what they mean. It will enable you to better understand what you are studying and doing so will mean that you will be able to better memorise and retain them. Analyse
  6. 6. As you study regularly, you can naturally avoid cramming. This is because you do not need to because you are already prepared. However, you can still be pressured to cram even when you do not need to. The reasons for this could be that your surroundings full of classmates who are cramming will pressure you and, alternatively or additionally, you are not confident of yourself. Giving in can mean that you will put at risk your memory which you have otherwise had solidify. Reassure yourself that you have already made the necessary studying and have confidence. Cramming Avoid ...
  7. 7. When you do your regularly study time, jot down notes in organised manners. You can start with drafts which you can and will modify later. This is a process and it will enable you to memorise and retain the lesson as well as sharpen your memory skills in general. As early as making the first versions of your notes, the not so organised ones, you are already starting the memorising process. Then when you modify them, you are continuing and completing them. Organised Notes Make ...
  8. 8. One best way of making notes is creating mnemonic devices. They are memory aids that you yourself will make. Again, this makes for very good memory strategy because you will process information more than once and in more in-depth ways. This also has the element of association which is another strong memory aid. You associate the information you need to memorise from the lesson more than once. One is with the mnemonic device itself and another is in the process or act of making them. Mnemonic Devices Create ...
  9. 9. Further, you can master the information and learnings in the lessons you are studying by explaining them to yourself and practicing how you are or will be explaining them. Practice Explain and ...
  10. 10. To help you memorise important parts of lessons and also hone your memory skills, you should apply what you have learned and associate them with actual events in life. Associate Apply and ...
  11. 11. In line with focusing your attention and analysing, you should also visualise what you are studying and memorising to retain in your brain. Picture Out
  12. 12. If you have the time and resources, you can extend your strategy of explaining to yourself by teaching others. You can ask a friend to help you study by being your student. Teach Others
  13. 13. Advancing your strategies further, you can inject variety in your studies. In addition to your routinary study habits, you can go out of it and study the same materials in a different time and location. This will enhance your memory and memory skills by dissociation. Association can be very familiar. And there is still a possibility that you might forget what you have studied if you will be put in a place and time different from that where and when you repeatedly memorised them. Locations and Time Different ...
  14. 14. When you study and memorise, you can use the PQRST method. It is very helpful. It means preview, question, read, state and test. It is a better version of repetitive reading or rehearsing because it involves more and better memory clues which are also called retrieval cues. You preview what you will be studying and memorising, ask questions about it, then read it, state or give the answers to the questions and test yourself. You can use the questions at the end of the chapter or lesson. PQRST Method
  15. 15. One important aspect of memorising and studying is doing it bit by bit and frequently. Do not overload your brain with information. Do not bit more than you can chew. Do not have too much on your plate. And because you are doing it bit by bit, you will need to do it more. More times means repetition which is also called the mother of learning. These are the two complimenting aspects of this strategy. Frequently Bit by Bit and ...
  16. 16. To have a sharp mind to study and do the memorisation that you need to do, you should eat healthily, exercise, have a physically fit body, enough sleep, relieve stress, have fun and relax. Sharp Mind Healthy Body, ...
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