Studying Tips

Try these neat tricks to get information to stick!

Memory

Memory is the retrieving of information. Sometimes students forget information proactively or retroactively due to interference, memories being blocked due to circumstance, while trying to study. In order to improve memory, students must practice different and effective ways of studying.

Ways to improve memory

  • In order to truly remember information, it must be moved from the short-term memory into long term memory. This means attention is required in order to study efficiently.
  • Remove yourself from distractions so you can focus on your subject or work.
  • Do not try to cram information, distribute your studying out over time.
  • Make sure you are organized when studying and find effective ways to stay organized according to what works for you.
  • Elaborative rehearsal helps to connect new information to the memories that you have already stored inside your head, meaning repetitively studying information helps to keep the material stored.
  • Try to use Mnemonic devices or strategies used to associate the new material with older information, making it easier to remember.
  • Try to explain the material to other people to test your memory and confirm your knowledge.
  • Remember to ALWAYS put sleep above studying so you can focus on the material and not how tired you are.
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