Improving Your Memory

Tips and tricks to help with memory in school

Tip 1

ATTENTION! Focus your attention on the material that needs to be learned. Don't let your mind wander. By focusing, you will be able to retain much of the information being taught in class because it allows the information to easily be transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory.

Tip 2

When studying, avoid cramming. Try to plan ahead and make study time every day. Students who study regularly remember the material far better than those who do all of their studying in one marathon session. Then you'll easily be able to recognize the information stored in memory.

Tip 3

Rehearse the information you are studying. In order to recall information, you need to encode what you are studying into long-term memory. One of the most effective encoding techniques is known as elaborative rehearsal. This will help to improve your memory.

Tip 4

Get some sleep! Sleep is dire for memory and learning. Some recent research has shown that taking a nap after you learn something new can actually help you learn faster and remember better. The next time you are struggling to learn new information, consider getting a good night's sleep after you study. You can recall the material that you already studied for the test on test day.