Even at the best of times our memory can fail, leaving us hopelessly fumbling for that case name or trying to remember who had the onus of proof.
Here are a few ways in which you can remember anything :
- Quiz, Don’t Reread – Recalling information builds pathways that strengthen recall in the future. Passive exposure rarely makes things stick.
- Visualise It – Associating information to sensations is memorable, and vision is the strongest sensory cue for most people.
- Structure It – Break up the information into parts or sub parts. Put related things together in a meaningful order.
- Give It Meaning – Your brain is set up to capture information that means something to you. Before you try to remember something, be sure you understand it.
- Relate It To Yourself – Personal relevance makes things stick and takes advantage of what you already know.
- Create A Cue – Figure out what is most forgettable about the information and link that to something that’s more vivid or easier to recall.