How to Memorize Faster

Many a times students face the most important hurdle in their lives, how to memorize faster? More often than not, you may feel that you have finished reading and revising a certain chapter but when you look back at it, it seems like nothing ever went in to your head. You are unable to produce the answers of even simple questions. This does not mean that there is a problem with you. It simply means that there is a problem with your learning style.

There are a number of different learning styles which suit different kinds of people. What works for your friend, might not work for you.Here is a list of certain ways which can help you improve your ability to learn things in a better manner.

Let's take a look at 5 'scientifically proven' ways which will help you memorize your studies faster and more efficiently.

1. Regular exercise to keep your head clear.

Exercising is good for our bodies, but our brain also greatly benefits from it. Exercise can improve your learning and memory, so if you’re having difficulty remembering all the movements initiated by Gandhiji, you should go for a walk or a run. It will help in the circulation of oxygen in your brain and help you concentrate more. The best way is to get in a bit of exercise everyday, 20-30 minutes a day will do you wonders in your studies.

2. Do a full written practice.

It may sound like so much effort at first, but if you constantly write down what you need to learn and practice it, it will greatly help in retention. Research has shown that jotting down your data even in the form of points can help you retain it for a longer period of time. Moreover, writing by hand is always better than typing things out on a computer. So get out a paper and pen and start memorizing IUPAC Names with these IUPAC naming practice worksheets.

3. Study or practice in the afternoon time.

You might by a night owl or a morning person, but research has proven that the afternoon time is the best one to study and remember things for longer. So if you're someone who loves to take an afternoon nap, take one, but make sure it doesn't last for more than half an hour. And once you're up, make use of the peace and quiet around to finish that chapter or try to solve at least one CBSE Sample Paper to increase your paper solving capacity.

4. Establish a relation between new and previously learnt things.

According to the research, an amazing technique for memory retention is to relate new information to things you may have previously learnt. It simply means that if you have already learnt about the climate and terrain of some region like the Western Ghats, you should use that information to learn about the vegetation and kinds of animals found in that region. Make tables, connect the dots and establish an effective way to memorize things.

5. Share your knowledge with others.

Sharing your newly learned knowledge is another sure shot technique to retain everything you have learnt. Once you translate what you have learnt in your brain and explain it to others, it helps your brain understand it more easily. This is what 'group studies' are actually supposed to entail, not you chitchatting while your books lie in one corner. If you are in +1 medical or non-medical then you must share this PDF of Class 11 Chemistry with your friends.

You memorize one chapter, your friend memorizes the other and you both teach it to each other.


At the end of the day, you need to find the way that works best for you and helps you as a person. Try using these techniques and I'm pretty sure that at least one or two, if not all, will definitely work for you and give you better results after studying.

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