How to Remember More of What You Learn with Spaced Repetition
“Work involving higher mental functions, such as analysis and synthesis, needs to be spaced out to allow new neural connections to solidify. New learning drives out old learning when insufficient time intervenes.”
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Preparation steps before a note-taking session:
Taking a structured approach to note-taking is the best way. Put the outline notes by choosing four or five key points of the lecture, followed by in-depth sub-points. One way to review is to use the Cornell Method, which divides the note sheet into three sections:
The mind map is a visual diagram of abstract concepts.
It works best in subjects like chemistry, history and philosophy, subjects having a neural network like interlocked and complex topics.
Any system or device designed to aid memory:
Sleeping 8 hours a day and taking a time-out to rest is crucial.
Give yourself time to recuperate, in order to perform better at any task, and to recall better what you have studied.
Make focus a regular part of your lifestyle, by practicing it progressively on a daily basis.
This means making a commitment to stop using your smartphone for a few hours daily, or not checking it first thing in the morning.
“Don’t take breaks from distraction. Instead take breaks from focus.”