Study Tips

By Ryan Powers

Focus Attention

Attention is one of the major components of memory. In order for information to move from short-term memory into long-term memory, you need to actively attend to this information. Also remove distraction during study time.

Mnemonic

Mnemonics are simply a way to remember information. For example, you might associate a term you need to remember with a common item that you are very familiar with. 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.

Quick Tips

  • Create Regular Study Patterns
  • Organize Your Notes
  • Elaborative Rehearsal
  • Visualizing The Information You Are Studying
  • Relate New Information To Stuff You Already Know
  • Read Material Out Loud or Teach Someone Else
  • Spend Time On Difficult Subjects/Concepts
  • Study In Various Locations

Sleep

Researchers have long known that sleep is important 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.
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