You CAN improve your recall.
It doesn’t just happen, though.
You need to take action.
To find the strategies that work best for you, try them out.
Some may work for you better than others.
15 Top Memory Tips:
- Writing things down
- Chunking (e.g. grouping sections of a telephone number)
- Acronyms (word or name formed from the initial letters of several words e.g. NATO)
- Making up silly sentences
- Spacing out your revisions – 5 times over a month.
- Testing yourself
- Teaching someone else
- Repeating things out loud
- Asking why
- Practising and visualising your information
- Telling stories using the new information
- Exercising/walking at least 30 minutes a day
- Eating well – increase fruit and vegetable intake
- Getting enough sleep
- Drinking enough water
You will surprise yourself by how well your brain will work for you.
Do you have a top memory tip to share? Do tell us below.
Yes when I’m successful in tracking back to find something or just remembering something I recognise it aloud e.g. good on you Raewyn or oh well done Raewyn. Sort of rewarding small successes. (Of course I have no proof that it improves memory but it allows me to see that it happens pretty often.
Thanks for all your work and offerings all down the years.
A great, positive tip, thank you, Raewyn. And yes, affirmations and reinforcement definitely help.
If it’s a phrase or sentence, draw it in pictures with sections in different colours.
An excellent tip for visual learners. And people who remember best when attaching the information to an action, e.g. drawing with colours.
Can’t remember a word ,person or place ? Go through the alphabet adding each of the vowels every time. Eventually when you reach the correct sound at the beginning of your word your brain will remember it.
Another great tip – thank you!