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Readers Respond: What Are Your Favorite Memory Techniques?

Responses: 27


Do you have any favorite memory techniques? These might include mnemonics, memory games, repetition, association and other strategies to boost your memory. Share your best tips here and pick up some more great memory techniques that other readers have suggested. Share Your Favorites


Stay enthusiastic and love what you are studying. Read everything with your heart. Let your brain absorb what you are reading. Visualize and understand. Love it, accept it and let the words sink in your deepest understanding. :))
—Guest lenzie santillan


As the topic implies...(s) stands for survey...before reading a book you need to survey the book, you have to know the authors name e.t.c...(q) stands for question...before reading a book your need to check the questions try to answer them so that when you start reading the book and you com across the answer to the question in the book it will be easy to undestand.....(3r) stands for reading,reciting and reviewing...when you read you are expected to recite for better understanding and after that u review.
—Guest abraham idris


Chew gum while studying and chew same flavor on a test.Journal your worries and motivate yourself in that journal before a test.
—Guest leonardo

Memories revealed

Replay memories in your head and associate certain names,with certain animals or pets u have had, also places with places you enjoyed attending as a kid, events around certain spirts u enjoyed or could relate them to! Make it a fun game!;)
—Guest Smartsexyone

A natural method

What works for you? Remember a time when you exceeded your expectations in an exam or situation. How did you live your life before it? What was the main method of learning? What was the social and cultural context of the surroundings you were in? Trust your own experience, recreate what works and experiment with others. Take a holistic approach.
—Guest Riggilaro Bochini


If I keep on reading a page over and over again, it becomes a part of me. I sometimes spend 30 minutes on a page. It sure works really well for me.
—Guest charles

Be practical in learning

Of course you don't just read a difficult phrase or sentence and hope that your brain will absorb and memorize it. Instead, try making up small study pads and write them up. I suggest you'll be better in that way then your previous way of doing it.
—Guest Clifford Ford

Fish oil

This supplement helps with the omega-3 aspect of memory improvement and you don't even have to make a meal of it. Al you have to do is swallow a pill, in addition to all of the other methods listed.
—Guest Sarah

application and read it loud

Developing memory in Learning languages you need to have a constant application to the words you've learned so that it will retain to our memory. And also read the words loud to develop pronunciation.
—Guest Elisa


I found difficulty when I am memorizing name of persons and dates as in History subject. So, I do make rhymes, getting the tune of other song which are sounds alike then compose them like a song. Thats it! Sounds like funny and they really retain in my memory. I also use acronyms
—Guest juckar

Flash Cards

I find flash cards a very effective learning tool. Before l go to lectures, l read over content of topic study and note key terms onto cards. When in lectures, l am able to recall info and extend notes, compare with a friend and ask the lecturer if my concept is interpreted correctly. My method is read, write, listen, then conformation.
—Guest Melissa


I do not actually study I just read my notes every time before I go to bed. Wait that's studying right? And I guess it works haven't failed yet.
—Guest bobby

Read, Note, and Develop Acronym

It helps my memory when I read, note important information or key points, and then develop and acronym or suitable abbreviation and then read it over.
—Guest PAUL

Understanding the concept

For me understanding the concepts helps to remember and recall easily.
—Guest Abhishek H S

Forming a Strong Bond

First of all, I recognize the key word in the given material and then I link up the same to something existed information in my memory. It create a strong bond for memorizing new information.
—Guest sunil

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