HOW TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT YOU STUDY!
Memory is a very important part if you want to be creative people, memory is equally important for students who need to learn and focus on their developing and working memory through memorization tasks can free their mind to become more creative.
Most of the people admit of forgetting most of the things that they read or try to learn and comprehend, no matter how much they enjoyed reading. We all know forgetting is a human phenomenon but that doesn’t mean you should simply accept it and make it an excuse to forget things. But as we all know there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for you to retain everything that you read whether its a novel, new article or scientific textbooks.
1. Make notes in textbooks.
Never read a text without a pencil or a pen this way it gets easier for you to jot down notes and underline important sentences in the context you have read this will also simplify your work for later, it is always advised for you to underline sentences you find confusing, interesting, or important. Always make sure to draw lines along the side of important paragraphs.
2. Always ask yourself questions about the text that you read.
Interacting with the text you have just read and by asking yourself questions about the same as you go along with the story is a very innovative way to remember the text.
If you’re reading fiction novel or story you found, you can ask yourself simple questions like, What are the motives of the character? This will give you a good insight into all the things you could grasp from the text that you read.
3. Skim the text first.
Skimming can easily be highlighted as a key element for retaining information by the text that you just read. Skimming does not only restricts to textbooks or educational material you can easily skim through the synopsis of a book that you are reading and get to know more about why the author wrote the book, but the text can also give you an insight that might help you to retain the text when you actually read it.
Don’t take us in the wrong, here we don’t promote the idea of just skimming but take skimming as the first step but don’t skip the whole reading process.
4. Impress, associate, repeat.
The first part of remembering anything is the impression that the text leaves you. You can either increase the strength of the impression that the text has made on you by simply picturing the situation in your mind or making you participate in the events that are described in the text.
The second part is an association, how well do you associate the text or how much do you link to the material to something you already know.
The third part is the repetition. The more you read the material, the stronger your memory will be. one simple way to not making you reread a whole book is by highlighting some parts of the text that you can go back to and get an exact picture of the book that you read.
5. Introduce the information to others.
One if the most basic thing you can do to remember things is by telling others about it or simply explaining to them what you read, it’s very important to do something with the information you or else it will just get lost somewhere in your brain. By introducing or spreading the information to others you are not only doing a favor to your peers but it’s a good way to revise what you have read too, this way you remember the story and you get to help at the same time.
By teaching others your brain forces you to summarise, condense, investigate and draw conclusions to the text that you have read.
6. Read out loud.
Actually reading the text out loud might not work for most of the people but it might work for some as saying things out loud makes the text more understandable and makes it easier to remember when said in a high tone.
This strategy might work best when there are a few key items you need to remember. You remember producing and hearing the items and so your memory for them is different from the memory of the words you read silently.
7. Read on paper.
Research has suggested that people who read straight from books and not simply using a laptop become more successful. The study found that, when people read the same short story in paperback or from the laptop, the paperback readers were better able to remember the story’s chronology, that’s possible because the piles of pages in your hands creates a “tactile sense of progress” that you don’t get from a laptop.
Many university students have come out to say that they prefer studying using paper as it is easier to focus and it gives them the freedom to highlight and make notes on the paper itself.
One of the major things that paper removes is the risks of being distracted while studying. Without the Internet, the student will not be tempted to lurk around other websites and this will also help build a good memory for the student.
8. Become familiar with the topic first.
Gaining some background knowledge before you dive into a particular text is always a great idea.
The more you understand about a particular the more you can relate to the text and actually make an understanding for the text Presumably, that’s because you’re able to associate more between the new information and what you already know.
9. Directed note-taking
Always make bomb notes on things that you read ask yourself what you don’t understand about a certain topic and try to research about it get more information on it. Really get to the root of the problem and dig your way out of it. Don’t move on from the topic until you are confident with your answer and rest assured, you will understand the concepts better by going through this route.
10. Sleep and exercise
The best way to make our brain absorb information is to give it an ample amount of sleep and exercise. Research has shown that those who study before sleeping or napping have higher memory recall or higher activity and can understand what they learn easily.
Exercise has also been found to stimulate the production of a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). This makes you form creative connections between ideas and helping you to retain your text in a better way. So, from next time get good sleep and work out accordingly to your schedule.
11. Mind-maps and Association
Use mind maps and creativity through association this not only gives you a good way to remember things for longer but also makes it easier to understand and comprehend. Minds are not linear, minds are dimensional. As a matter of fact, you will score higher on an exam if you get tested in the same classroom where you have attended the lecture or class, because of subconscious memory cues are always right and you will be able to remember easily.