So, How to learn faster and remember more? Let’s find out…
Education they say is the best legacy.
But what do you do when the understanding of the best legacy becomes quite a bit difficult to grasp?
Well, you stay calm and find a solution on how to learn faster and remember more.
Are you interested in learning new things?
Are your daily desires always about gaining new ideas, knowledge, and understanding of things and the world in general?
Do you wish you could learn more and more as quickly as possible but find it difficult to quickly understand things?
Maybe you are a student who has kept all energy into studying your class lessons but just can seem to remember them well… Now it’s time for you to learn how to get what you’ve always wanted.
Now it’s time to know how to learn faster and remember more.
Welcome to Thriven Authority and today’s topic will be taking you through science proven tips that can help anyone young or old to become a quick learn and have a longer lasting remembrance.
Without wasting any more time, let’s get started.
We all are busy with something.
Whether it’s a job you’ve got to handle or friend you have to see, or some place you have to go, there will always be something we have to do.
This means you don’t have all the time in the world to stay put and keep learning that thing you wish to understand.
However, there are those few hours where you are free, during those periods, try to study a part of what you want to learn.
Let’s say you want to nail a certain presentation, take a few hours to draft things out, go through it, and make necessary corrections.
Now, go away for a few hours to do other stuff before coming back to it again.
According to research by Cognitive scientists, a very effective way of learning is by distributing the learning session. This is because according to the study-phase retrieval theory, whenever you successfully retrieve an information from your memory, that information become harder to forget.
This means, when you study for a few hours and then come back to repeat the process again, it become more difficult for you to forget what you’ve learnt earlier.
When you try sync stuff into your brain, how do you do it? Silently, right?
Well, that’s good, very good but the opposite just might be better and science itself has something to say about this.
According to a 2010 research published in the National Library of Medicine, it is said that just like when you read and think, silently of course, the activity of voicing things out is a very powerful way for improving one’s memory for selected information.
Rather than read it in your mind, try saying aloud those things you want to remember.
Of course, you don’t read it out just once and think that’s simply how it’s going to work.
You keep saying it out over time and without you even noticing, it becomes difficult for you to stop saying it.
Scientists say that active involvement, like this one, benefits learning and memory.
This means, voicing out things allow them to stay stuck in your memory, and easy to remember.
Don’t be surprised but you are not alone in that habit.
A lot of people tend to take notes with their computed devices maybe their mobile phone, tablet, iPad, or their PC.
It so commonly done that a lot of us can even type faster than we can write. In fact, more neatly.
But do you know that writing things down with your hands allows you to learn them faster and even remember them easily?
Yes, and scientific studies have shown the validity of this.
According to a study published on Scientific American, students who wrote their notes with their hands were able to remember more and even have a better understanding of the course material.
Instead of just having to write this down as it comes, you become forced to put things in your own words and deeply read along as you write.
Some like business magnate Richard Branson knows the benefits of hand jotting which is why he keeps a handwritten journal throughout his life.
So, you’ve been studying for quite a long time now, right?
How well do you think you know what you’ve studied? Have you even tried testing yourself?
Well, you should try doing that more often.
Don’t just read and read and hope to remember, Remembrance really comes by trying to retrieving information from your brain and this is made possible by testing how well you’ve absorbed the information.
According to Psychology Today, several studies have confirmed that testing yourself can really boost the speed at which you learn new things.
This somewhat is related to the fact that testing yourself gives you more context into understanding what you’ve learnt.
When you get the answer wrong, you try to know why you are wrong.
This attempt allows you to know the right answer and why it is right. Putting yourself to the test also improves your confidence and assimilation rating.
If you’ve somehow being studying the trend, maybe from kindergarten to high school to college, then you must have noticed that those who teach are those who can’t.
Don’t get it wrong, we have the really good ones, but mostly those who can’t, teach.
Now, research has something interesting to say about everyone who teaches in general and that’s the fact that when you teach, you speed up your learning and retaining process.
If you are that guy or girl that many come to for explanation, then you should have noticed that explaining to them doesn’t hurt but simply allows you to even understand the concept better.
Even by just learning as if you need to teach someone will allow you to learn more effectively.
Think this is not so true, well, why not put it to test and be sure to comment your experience.
Let’s say you want to learn guitar after learning to play the piano.
These are completely different instruments but to make it easier to learn the guitar and remember even more about the piano, you should try incorporating ideas from your piano learning sessions.
By connecting certain things about guitar with other actions on the piano, you get to use certain behaviors to initiate specific stimuli.
This what we refer to as associative learning or building oh the things you already know.
An example of this is when a dog associates the jingle of a bell with the call for food.
The sound of the bell allows the dog to remember that it’s time for it to feed.
Scientific research, in fact, confirms that associative learning allows one to learn things a lot quickly.
This means, when you want to learn something new, you should try associating it with things you already know.
Sounds confusing? Well, let’s break it down.
Doing the same thing over and over in the hope that you will become a master at it will not only slow down your improvement but might even decrease your skill.
When you are trying to learn something, try changing the mode of learning.
Switch between slow, fast, and then smaller chucks. You can even try changing the learning environment.
By switching methods and practice, you get to re-consolidate what you previously know with what you are currently syncing in.
A research from Johns Hopkins also confirms this saying that performing the modified version of a task, slightly modified, can allow you learn much faster than repeating the same exact thing over time.
This means, by trying other learning methods and maybe increasing the learning difficulty, your remembrance becomes stronger and your learning motor skills becomes stronger making it easier to learn almost anything.
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