Memory Improvement

Tips For the Memory Challenged

How do we remember?

Our memory is retrieved through recognition and recall. Recognition is when you see something and then you are able to remember it (multiple choice questions). Recall is the reconstruction using what you have already learned (essay questions).

Quick Tips For Great Memory

More Tips

Some other tips that would be beneficial to add to your study habits:


  • Visualize the concepts that you are studying.
  • Try to use mnemonic devices (simple ways to remember things)
  • Try to organize what you are studying
  • Try to relate the new information to things that you already know
  • Teach the new concepts to someone else
  • Try elaborative rehearsal (read one definition then read a more detailed definition)
  • Change your study routine