5 Techniques To Retain Memory and Remember What You Study

By Malavikka

Next to time management problem is the memory problem that most students undergo while facing exams and studying. What if there were techniques to retain memory and if it helped improve your performance in the exams? Wouldn't it be great to follow an authentic methodology of studying as explained explicitly here rather than a trial and error time-consuming method?

So, here is your chance to be one of those winners who are good at academics even though they dont seem to be dedicating the time and energy religiously with books as much as you do. As you aspire to do smart work and shirk off the tiresome hard work, first pull on the blanket of positivity and begin to believe in your abilities. Here you go!

5 Techniques To Retain Memory and Remember Studies

 

Mind Exercise

Why so serious when you see the word 'study'? First lets start with some fun with learning. Say, there is a subject where there are too many technical words that puts you off from studying. This challenge is an opportunity for you to make the learning interesting. When you watch a movie or read a fiction and hear some new word or phrase, what do you do? We never get turned down with the new vocabulary, instead we use it as a 'cool' word at the epoch and keep flashing it in our mind.

Similarly, here is a game. Take a chapter and note down all the technical words with its meaning. In your free time, or even when you are moving around leisurely, just recollect the new technical words that you have noted without an intention of memorising but playing it out on your mind in random. This way, you spontaneously get familiarised with the subject and the new topic.

Discuss

The best way to remember what you study is to put it into practical usage. If it is theory or terms or definitions that you need to remember, bring it as a topic for discussion among your friends and try recollecting it now n then frivolously in a casual conversation.

Also Read: 5 Tips for Effective Time Management for Study Goals

Experiment

If it is a practical concept, it is very good for you to experiment it to stamp it in your memory. There is a good adage that says, "Teach me I will forget, show me I will remember but involve me and I will have it forever." This is 100 per cent true for memory retention. So if it is programming or a physics concept such as Archimede's principle or centrifugal force, the resources to conduct the experiment will very much be available near you. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, have fun with learning. Your classmates will surely go wow about your geeky way of spending time and get inspired.

Compare

Whenever you see something, compare it with your study concepts. Say, leaves fall down from a tree, remember gravitational force from your Physics and train yourself to admire and analyse the topic.

Another way of comparison, is to relate the serious concepts to real life situations. Trust me, this works wonders. For instance, if the concept is about the excitement of molecules in a microwave oven, imagine and compare it to people in one room who are excited about a turbulence like say, earthquake or even light music in a pub. This will get you automatically enthusiastic about the concept and help you remember it easily while giving the exam.

Keywords

It is difficult to remember answers in paragraphs. On the other hand, it is easier to remember just one or two words. So mark the most important words in the answer and hold that as the keyword to help you recollect the entire answer.

Good memory is a sign of a sharp brain. Follow these doable techniques and successfully win over your fears of forgetting, make friends with exams. All the best!

Also Read: How To Stay As A Motivated Student? 4 Tips For You

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