HELLO FOLKS! How’s the memorizing going? If you are like me then you must have faced problems in memorizing in minutes. There’s always a solution to every problem. So, I did my research ( read a few articles and books ) and came up with these few methods.
Now, remember it’s not important that all of these methods would work on you We all are different and so is our mind. You’ll have to practice each method for at least one week to see if that works.
1. The three R’s of memory
a) RECEPTION : We can’t remember what we don’t receive
- be more observant
- don’t hesitate to ask questions
- review notes before going to class
- have healthy snacks and water in hand
- avoid distracts
b) RETENTION: the main task is to transfer it from short term memory to long term memory.
- make a conscious effort to remember
- highlight important points
- review as soon as possible after learning
- complete assignments and tests
- find a reason to remember
- recite, visualize,associate
- organize by using mind maps, charts etc.
c) RECOLLECTION: recall during examinations
- plan sufficient time to study and review
- write down memory cues in the margin
- breath, stretch, relax
2. VISUAL IMAGINARY MNEMONICS
Ever saw a man memorizing pi to thousand digits or recalling deck of playing cards. We call it magic. Spoiler alert: IT’S NOT. They all use this technique. There are 3 essential techniques.
LINK and STORY METHOD
This is a super simple method. You visualize an object and then create a story around it. Try to exaggerate it and make it unrealistic it’ll stick in your memory for much longer.
MEMORY PALACE METHOD
Side fact: Greek politicians used this method thousands of years ago to recall important points in their speeches.
You imagine a journey. Choose some spots along that journey or around the room/building that stand out.
Here’s a video to understand this method properly.
This technique breaks up complicated or tough words into additional simply unforgettable elements and substitutes the tough elements with words or associations that trigger the definition.
3. Songs and Jingles
Have you ever wondered why we remember the lyric song but not the answer to a question? It’s because they are wrapped with a pretty repetitive and catchy melody.
Am pretty sure you all still remember the ” A B C D “ song right? It’s because we memorized it with the help of a ” twinkle twinkle ” tune.
4. Put it on paper
I know I know we don’t like to write BUT what if I told you that if you do it 3 times a week only and this would work as a magic?
Writing something physically helps us memorize in a few minutes than saying it out loud.
5. SLEEP ON IT
Studies show that your brain processes and stores info whereas you sleep. try and review info simply before you attend sleep—even if it’s just for a couple of minutes—and see if it helps infix the knowledge in your memory.