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Five Memory Techniques For Students

Updated on December 18, 2011

Four Categories of General Principles

- Organize : Organized information is easier to find.

- Use your body : Learning is a active process, get all of your senses involved.

- Use your brain: Work with your memory, not against it.

- Recall it: Recite and apply key information.

Five Memory Techniques

1. Make it meaningful - It is easier to remember things that have meaning to you. Try to create meaning by learning from general to specific. Skim to locate the main idea then make a list of items and organize in a meaningful way.

2. Learn Actively - Action enhances memory. Bring the same energy to studying as you would to your favorite activity.

3. Recite and Repeat - Repeating outloud you secure the concept in two different ways. You get the physical from your lips, tongue, and throat. Then hearing it. The combination combines and you get a greater sum of memory than if you only used a individual effect.

4. Write it down - Writting something down helps you remember a idea even if you never look at it again. The more times you write it down the more you will remember.

5. Adopt the attitude that you never forget - Instead of saying "I don't remember", say, "it will come to me later." It implies that what you want to remember is encoded in your brain. You will be surprized how well this works.

References: Becoming a Master Student;(Ellis,D),13th Edition


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