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Keep your mind sharp with the memory-boosting tips and tricks in these Howcast videos. You'll learn how to remember a word or name you've blanked on; memorize facts and figures more easily; remember people's names; use the memory palace technique to remember anything; and much more.
You Will Need
- Songs and rhymes
- Pen and paper
- Quiet, secluded place
- Speed reading exercises
- Rest (optional)
Create and memorize lists
Create and memorize lists, organized alphabetically, logically, or however helps you to recall information. Test different systems to find the best one.
Sing or rhyme
Sing or rhyme the information so that you can recall it through the familiarity of music or word patterns.
Review information constantly, in short bursts and at staggered intervals to retain.
Let it sink in
Write information down in your own words. Then speak the words aloud so that you use several senses in the process.
Find quiet places
Find quiet, secluded places to study. Practice deep breathing while you read in order to concentrate.
Utilize speed reading
Utilize speed reading exercises. Scanning for key words and underlining can reinforce memory skills.