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10 Strategies to Boost Your Memory

By December 6, 2011

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Cognitive psychologists have discovered a number of techniques that can significantly improve your memory. Strategies such as elaboration, rehearsal, and mnemonic devices can help you better remember the information you study. Incorporating a few of these proven strategies into your study sessions can make a big difference in your classroom performance and exam results.

Two of the most important steps you can take are to avoid cramming for exams and to get a good night's sleep. Research has demonstrated that all-night study sessions are a very ineffective way to learn new information and that sleep can actually help consolidate memories and improve test performance.

Learn more about these methods and how you can apply them to your own studies with these top ten memory improvement tips.

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