10 Techniques to Remember the Answers Easily

10 Technique to Remember What You Study

 

Most students find it hard to remember the learned lessons. You would have learned the concepts very accurately but things start to vanish from your memories as you sit in the examinations. This is a real problem for many students.

Our memory tips would ensure that you won’t forget what you have learned:

 

1 – Practice Active Recall Method 

Try not to be dependent on notes rather depend on your brain to recall your lessons. This method of recalling has been scientifically researched to be found more productive in strengthening your memory. This is also known as the active recall or retrieval method in the literature. This method recommends trusting your brain to connect you with learned parts of lessons.

Researchers suggest that if you get used to the active recall method, you are not going to forget anything.

2 – Eliminate distractions 

Focus is the key. You should avoid multitasking with your studies. Distributed attention is the major source of distraction. You should shut down any sources of noise or distractions while studying. This will increase the focus of your brain towards studying and you won’t be forgetting the lessons easily.

 

3 – Practice spaced repetition method

Split the hard subject learning into parts rather than putting efforts all in one go. This practice is known as spaced repetition where you revisit the single topic multiple times. A recommended practice is to finish the hard topic in multiple small sessions. This also applies to already learned lessons. You can revise the learned lesson in multiple sessions to let your brain absorb it completely.

The brain resets the forgetting curves every time you revisit the topic. It continues to form memory muscles that would help to easily recall the topic anytime.

 

4 – Use Visual Aids

Linking the content with visuals aids the brain to retain the information. The brain can easily connect the two memory parts when they are linked to similar pictures or graphics.

This is quite applicable to classroom presentations. Try to add an image or vector to each slide and then try to remember each slide through the picture. This will help your brain to connect pictures with the content and you won’t find it hard to recall the slides in your presentation.

 

5 – Conversion to shorter forms or acronyms  

Making shorter forms of lengthy information is a quite helpful technique. This can also be used to remember the order of steps to solve a certain mathematics problem. Acronyms can do wonders with memory.

A useful tip here is to create a pairing of initial letters of every word for mathematics formulas. Try making a pair of first letters of trigonometric formulas in mind and see for yourself how quickly you can remember them.

 

6 – Make Shorter Notes 

Lengthy notes can cause distraction too. You must know how to shorten your notes so they don’t cause distraction from the lesson. It is more productive to use shorter forms of words and use bullets to jot down only the important points. This won’t cause much distraction and you would be able to easily recall the whole words behind the shorter forms later.

 

7 – Use Sticky Notes or flashcards

These methods will go along with the active recall method. The use of flashcards or sticky notes will help your brain to connect with memories faster as they will act as facilitators for your brain muscles. You must develop a habit of writing down the crucial points of every topic on flashcards or sticky notes. These will aid a lot later in recalling processes.

 

If you are not able to recall what you have learned, all the efforts on learning would not be useful here. The practice of the above-mentioned remembering techniques will help a lot in keeping track of all the learned lessons.

Read our next posts to know more about active recall methods!

 

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