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7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

https://www.businessinsider.com/learning-hacks-that-will-maximize-your-memory-2014-6

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7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter
Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have. Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of " Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning." "We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write.

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"Learning is deeper and more durable when it's effortful... Learning that's easy is like writing in sand, here today and gone tomorrow."

 -  Make It Stick: The Science Of Suc...

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Bring it back from memory

Retrieval is so effective is that it strengthens the neural pathways associated with a given concept.

When you're attempting to recall an idea, method, or technique from memory, you're...

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Connect new ideas

... to what you already know.

When you try to put a new idea into your own words, you're elaborating.

For example, if you're in physics class and trying to understand hea...

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Interleaving: Varying your subjects

When you work on a variety of things at once, you're interleaving.

 If you're trying to understand a subject — from the basics of economics to hitting a pitch — you're going to...

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Answer before you have an answer

When you try to give an answer before it's given to you, you're generating.

In an academic setting, you could work finding your own answers before class starts. In a professional setti...

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Evaluate what happened

When you take a few moments to review what happened with a project or meeting, you're reflecting.

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Mnemonics: Use hacks to recall

When you're using an acronym or image to recall something, you're using a mnemonic. 

Example: The hall of fame includes abbreviations — Roy G. Biv for the colors of the spectru...

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