Memory Improvement Tips

Having Trouble on Tests? Help is on the Way

Common Tips

Have you ever felt confident about a test and then as soon as it gets to you, you blank out and feel like you forgot every thing? Well here are some tips that can help you memorize information for tests as easy as you memorize how to ride a bike.

First you need to Attention, this is one of the most important attributes to memory. For information to move from short term memory to long term memory, people need to attend to it. To help with this try to study in a place free of TV, Music, radio, and other easy distractions. If you have a roommate or have a house full of little brothers or sisters, set out a time to be alone or ask those people that would normally distract you, to give you space.

Second, try to study repeatedly instead of doing an all nighter. Repetitiveness helps the brain! Another thing that helps is organization. Like if you group similar topics together or outline your notes to help you group the related topics.

Mnemonic devices!! Yes these are very helpful, in a way it helps the recognition process in memory. "The best mnemonics are those that utilize positive imagery, humor, or novelty. You might come up with a rhyme, song, or joke to help remember a specific segment

of information."

New Information You Know Nothing About

When learning completely new information, try to link it with thing you already know. Establish a relationship between the new ideas and old memories, it increases the probability of you recall the information.

Read Out Loud!! Researchers stated that reading the information out loud boost the memory of that material.

Maybe change the places or times of the day you study, like if you study in the evening before you go to sleep (even though studying before going to sleep or taking a nap really helps learn faster and better), try a few minutes in the morning. By adding some change to study sessions can improve the effectiveness of bettering your long term recall.