Do you need to memorize information ? We help you prepare the field of study to apply memorization techniques useful in learning.
Long-term memory is what allows you to save an exam but requires a process that involves fully engaging with the material. You will only remember what you strove to retain, especially if you understand it and are able to apply it in real life contexts.
Motivation and interest are essential in this process, but since both factors depend on you, our grain of sand to help you is to provide tips to prepare the ground before studying and provide you with memorization techniques.
Pay attention in class when you receive new information because encoding it correctly will help you decode it later.
Organize your notes well with titles and underlining keywords at the moment will make your work easier later.
Make a to-do list before you start studying because it will prevent your mind from being distracted by activities you planned for the weekend, the walk with your dog or the call you are waiting for.
Reread your notes after class to make sure you understand all the concepts and check off what you don’t understand.
Repeat the key ideas of the text with your words every time you finish a page to ensure your understanding.
Stick post-its in your room with terms or concepts that you forgot.
Techniques for memorizing
Connect and link
Associate the components of a list by assigning an image to each connection to help you remember it later, so that the chosen image represents the essence of what you are trying to link, such as a cow and a plant to remember the term “eukaryote” when it’s about cell sorting.
Although it is a facilitated example, it is possible to apply it to complex subjects in which the connections have a more abstract character.
Tell a story
Create images for the different elements that you must learn but in such a way that by remembering them in sequence you get a story.
Children remember a story easily because one event is detached from the other, they are attractive and interesting enough to attract their attention.
Link with known things
Known objects, places and people can give you clues to remember an extensive list of items , such as using the initials of all your cousins and friends to learn an endless chemical formula or imaginatively placing each item in a different part of the house.
Represent with numbers
Suppose your next exam deals with the historical stages according to Marx and Engel: communism, slave society, feudalism, capitalism and socialism.
Each stage will represent a number from 1 to 5 respecting the order in which they occur, in number one the word will be “creation”, in two “slaves”, in three “land”, in four “goods” and in five “bees”.
Maps or diagrams
If you have a good visual memory, it is recommended that you enhance it by transferring specific concepts from your mind to paper to define the connections between them that can be marked with different colors.