Memorizing through effort vs passive

  1. NathanielZhu profile image72
    NathanielZhuposted 6 years ago

    Memorizing through effort vs passive

    Is it just me, but unless I consciously TRY to remember something, it doesn't stick.
    If I were to read an article just for fun, I would finish it with barely an idea from the article, but when I actually try, I can clearly remember the important points and more. That is the same for everything else I do. I have to consciously try to remember almost anything. Is that the same with you?

  2. Gypsy Willow profile image80
    Gypsy Willowposted 6 years ago

    Yes most definitely if I just skim it I just get the gist and nothing more, Wikipedia is making me lazy these days as I know the knowledge is there for the plucking.

  3. Robephiles profile image89
    Robephilesposted 6 years ago

    I find that it depends a lot on my level of interest and motivation to remember.  I can read something casually and retain it if I am interested in the subject but it takes effort if I am trying to remember something for the sake of remembering it.