Are you getting frustrated by forgetting whatever you studied?
If your answer is yes and if you’re thinking about how to study and not forget easily then you are in right place.
Because in this article, I am going to tell you 5 Study hacks and some guides that will help you to keep remember whatever you study for a long time.
(We can’t really say study hacks because all tips would be very simple that you often ignore.)
But wait, Do you ever think
Why do I forget what I study?
According to newtimes.co.rw, The most common reason why students forget is that because what you study is under learned.
To remember something, it must first be learned, that is, stored in long-term memory. If you don’t do what is necessary to get information into your long-term memory, you have under learned about what you study and forgetting is normal.
It’s a direct answer to this query that you might have understood and deal with it. But don’t worry through my tips, you will also get to know the reasons behind your forgetting in easy language.
How to Study and Not forget easily?
So, let’s dive into the 7 Study technique that will help you to not forget easily.
( Read also: How to remember fast and memorize better?)
1: Take much interest and Stay focused
It’s very important until you take much interest in your study and stay focused then it will be difficult for you to keep remember for a long time.
A song or any movie dialogue we keep remember without learning it just because we are interested in it.
Even you’d have also noticed sometimes when you are interested and stay focused in learning any theory or concept then without learning too much it automatically save in your mind.
And when we don’t take interest then neither we can learn it easily nor retain it in our mind.
So, Whatever you study take interest in that topic and stay focused on your studies whether you study at home or in class.
2: Understand deeply
Taking interest and staying focused can be very effective but to keep remembering any topic that you study you have to also understand the topic deeply.
Understand a topic deeply means you shouldn’t have any queries or doubt left and you can teach others clearly.
If you ever heard about the learning retention pyramid then you must get aware, by teaching others we can retain 90% but we retain only 5% when we hear something only.
So understand anything deeply and must teach others what you learn.
3: Make tricks to learn
If you have to learn something and keep remember it for a long time then make a trick to learn.
Learning by tricks helps you to learn something easily and not forget it easily. It also makes you creative when you make your own trick.
Let me realize how it can be helpful…
In a class, A teacher asks students, what is the spelling of ‘Assassination‘?
When no one student gives the correct answer then the teacher says, One donkey stands on another donkey and the last donkey stands on me and I stand on my country.
After explaining this trick, Students will never forget easily the spelling of ‘Assassination’. Isn’t it?
So make a trick and learn with it.
4: Spaced Practice
One of the best way to remember something for a long time is Spaced Practice.
But wait, Do you know what is Spaced practice?
Spaced practice is a study technique where you review the material over a long period of time. This gives your mind time to form connections between the ideas and concepts so knowledge can be built upon and easily recalled later.
So, when your brain almost forgets something and you work harder to recall that information then this study technique would be very helpful for you.
To do this technique, you have to review your material in spaced intervals similar to the schedule below:
Day 1: Initial study session
Next day: Revisit & Review
After 3 days: Revisit & Review
After 1 week: Revisit & Review
After 2 weeks: Revisit & Review
So you have to study and learn anything with schedule, you will never forget easily.
5: Study before bed and study in the morning
If you study before bed then Good news for you.
New research has found that studying and duration of sleep can impact memory, which may ultimately impact students’ performance and grades.
According to Scott Cairney, When you are awake you learn new things, but when you are asleep you refine them, making it easier to retrieve them and apply them correctly when you need them most.
But all above I say doesn’t mean you should study in the night for long hours. Only 1-2 hours of study would be enough for revisit and review before bed.
As study before bed is important similarly study in the morning is also very important which helps you to learn something easily.
The morning natural light is also good for your eyes and keeps you energetic. This time is great for learning something or just reviewing your class notes. And there is no doubt mornings give you a better recollection ability.
Even the research has shown, Our memory is better in the morning as compared to other times.
So I must recommend you to study before bed and study in the morning (early).
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How can you improve your memory for studying?
After reading all the above tips, you must have understood that improving your memory is crucial to remember anything for a long time.
That’s why in the last study tips I give you an idea about how you can improve your memory while studying in the morning and before bed.
So apart from many ways of improving memory, here are two most important ways that you should follow:
1. Exercise before the study:
We all know how much exercise is important for us.
But do you know, exercise before the study may enhance learning and stimulate new neural connections and it also improves our memory and cognitive performance?
So, Do workouts for 10-20 minutes at your home before the study and accelerate your learning.
2. Foods that improve memory:
There is no doubt how foods matters for our health and the brain. And we can’t deny for improving memory we have to also care what we eat.
So include foods like Fatty fish, Blueberries, Coffee, Nuts, Dark Chocolate into your diet that will boost your brain and memory
Now It’s Your Turn:
I hoped you enjoyed my study tips on how to study and not forget easily.
Now I would like to hear from you:
Which tips from this article are you most excited to try?
What about the Spaced practice study technique? Or else, Are you going to implement all tips from now on?
Let me know in the comment, I am curious.