Organize your strength and weaknesses, by exploiting your strength by working in a comfortable atmosphere. Preparing yourself mentally is the best way to memorize things. Some like remembering in crowded places while others like learning in quiet areas. Our entire ability to recall information of what we read depends between the strength of the neurons in our head.
To memorize faster it is better to use a variety of styles such as hearing, visual and experiential learning. If you are not comfortable using various styles together then it is better to focus on your strengths and learn to memorize quickly.
1.Prepare: Preparing yourself mentally is the first step to realize and understand how to memorize things. Information that is organized, makes sense and easier to understand are easier to memorize. If you don’t understand something, try to simplify it before trying to learn
2.Link it: Join the information you are trying to memorize to something you already know. New information which is not connected is more difficult to learn than information that is connected. Eg: If the number to learn is 56 and your friend’s weight is 56, so linking up both of them and remembering it that way is the way forward.Self – Quiz: Ask questions to yourself by quizzing yourself. Do not simply reread notes or a textbook. While learning you feel you understood it just by reading, but try learning by not looking at your notes. This will enable you to understand the different areas you are struggling with. Avoid asking yourself the same question immediately. Wait for some time as this will enable it to settle down in your memory.
3.Write it Out: You memorize faster if you write it out as it helps us to deeply encode information that we are trying to learn as there is a direct connection between our hand and brain. Try writing your notes by hand or reorganize your notes by hand after a lecture. It will help you memorize better. Try to visualize and say the concept aloud.
4.Create Meaningful Groups: A helpful strategy for memorizing is to create meaningful names or groups of things you want to remember. Example, if you want to remember colours, red, orange. Remember the word Rose. If you picture a rose then it will be easier to recall.
5.Record What you are Memorizing: Use a recorder or a mobile phone to memorize something fast and quick. Use it to keep a track of all the information you want to keep a track of and then listen to them. If it’s a foreign language, make notecards of the new words you are trying to learn.
6.Practice Interleaving: Interleaving is the process of mixing or alternating concepts that you want to learn. Example, spend some time trying to learn English concepts, followed by history dates then maths numbers then come back to English words again. This way it will show better results in the end than just spending large amount of time on the same concept.
Some of these techniques will take time to register and understand. Choose the best method of memorization accordingly and pick the one best suited for you.