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Best to breaking down longer text or multiple documents.
Start by writing the central topic or idea you are trying to remember on paper, preferably expressed by one or two words. Then, connect it to sub-topics with simple lines as they relate to each other. The further away from the main topic you are, the more in detail about the topic you get.
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Our brains have limited power to remember and process things. To remediate that we can automate repetitive tasks using techniques like time blocking. This entails blocking off time on your calendar for fairly mundane tasks that happen in your life on a regular basis.
For simple concepts and words, you repeating them up to 30 times helps memorization. Bigger things, such as speeches or job presentations, might require more repetitions.
Consists of developing a deeper understanding of something and relating facts and concepts about it to each other in order to help you understand them better.
Consists of grouping items together based on context or pattern that feels meaningful to you in order to remember them easier. Like grouping groceries list after the alphabet or by type of food.
Acronyms, music (very effective) or rhyme, or sentences of words that start with the same letter as the items you are trying to memorize are all mnemonic techniques that help you to remember and retrieve information.
Also known as “The Memory Palace, it consists of associating each item you’re trying to remember with a specific image and a place. You can imagine the items lying around in places that have a personal meaning to you.
Stories encompass all the qualities of information that makes our brain love and remember it: vivid and colorful picture and engaging plotlines about other beings that are alive.
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