Blanking on names? Forgot what’s on your grocery list? Forgot what you studied last night? You are not alone. Everyone loses track occasionally. As we grow older our memory power becomes weak. A strong memory also depends on the health and vitality of our brain. Whether you are a working professional, a student studying for final exams or a senior looking to enhance and preserve your grey matter as you age, here are some tips that will help you to memorise as quick as possible.
- Read Loudly
Yeah, it may sound a bit odd, but it is proven that reading anything louder helps in memorising the concepts faster rather than reading it silently.
- Rewarding Yourself
Find ways of learning difficult topics. One such method is through motivating yourself with a reward. Read a complicated concept and once the concept is understood, take a test to know your understanding of the concept. For example, suppose you are reading about thermal conductivity, once you understand this concept, set a target to be achieved in the test and once the target is achieved, reward yourself. This will help students to gain more interest and stay motivated to learn.
- Step by Step Method
Now think of a situation where you are not able to memorize a poem, and you know that you will be asked to recite the poem in class. So, for that we have a simple trick for you: Sit in a quiet room, lock the door of that room and read the first sentence loudly, then close your eyes and repeat the same sentence. Repeat these steps again, but this time with the first two sentences. Follow these steps until you memorized every sentence of your notes.
- Visualising concepts
Visualising concepts will help you to retain the topics for a longer duration. For example, you are studying about water cycle, as water cycle has lots of steps, you need to memorise each step in a serial manner. So, in this case, you should visualise the whole concept followed in the steps given:
- water is evaporating
- it is getting deposited in the form of cloud
- Comes down in the form of rain.
Topics like nuclear fusion, refraction and electricity will be easy to learn if you visualise the concepts.
Always do revision after your study hours, suppose you have assigned 3 hours daily to study to a regular basis, add another 15 minutes to it as revising the facts you have just read will help you to check your understanding on what you have read.
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