5 memorization tips for students
If you’ve opened this article it likely means that you’re on a hunt for memorization tips. You have so much to study for the upcoming term’s exams and you don’t want to find yourself cramming as usual? You’re in the right place! We are going to list 5 ways to memorize concepts better and faster. Keep reading!
When you read a text it happens quite often that, either after a short time or even after getting to the bottom of it, you realize that you remember almost nothing of what is written in it. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! However, there are some very useful memorization tricks that you can use to improve both text comprehension and mnemonic connection between the concepts.
Best 5 memorization tips
So, how can we memorize concepts faster? Let us walk you through 5 useful memorization tips that will help you study.
1)Pre-read the text
Scrolling through the text quickly, before actually reading it, allows you to get a general overview and frame the key-points of the topic. This way the text won’t be completely unfamiliar as soon as you start reading it in full, and it’ll be much easier to remember the concepts.
2)Read and repeat aloud
Reading aloud often helps to retain information. Research shows that it is a process that employs a deeper part of the memory than silent reading. To get the most out of this method, you can also repeat out loud what you have just read. For more challenge, try to do it without taking a peek at the book: this way you will need to be very focused on the concept.
3)Underline the key parts
Underlining the most important parts, pointing out less clear sentences, highlighting key-words are all actions that can foster memory activation. You can use pencils, highlighters, colored markers: whatever your sight finds more engaging.
4)Take notes and/or make schemes
Once you’ve finished reading a text, try to note down the concepts you remember the most. You can also summarize some chapters and list the key topics for each of them. You can do this either in a traditional way, as if you were writing a shopping list, or you can make some mind maps. The latter come in quite handy especially for those people with a very good visual memory.
5)Use a text-to-speech app
A text-to-speech app can turn any written text into audio thanks to AI. Natural sounding voices will read any text aloud for you. This will allow you to multitask get more done in less time. Moreover, according to recent studies, engaging sight and hearing–thus reading and listening to a text at the same time improves comprehension. Enhancing your comprehension is the first step towards a better memorization. If you have an iPhone or iPad, we recommend downloading Speak4Me, a free text-to-speech app. On Speak4Me you’ll find:
80+ voices (and more to come!).
25+ different languages and accents.
A bar to adjust the voice speed.
The option to enable the dyslexia font.
The karaoke effect while reading (the words that are being read get highlighted).
A document reader (import files from iCloud, Drive e Dropbox).
Photo scanner and reader.
The option to read aloud any web page or article.
… and now you can even chat with PDFs!
Choose the memorization tip that suits you best, or even implement more than one. Remember: we’re all different and there is no “right” or “wrong” way, there’s just “your” way. Good luck with your exams!
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