Boost Your Memory: 7 Effective Strategies to Retain Information from Your Reading

Pre-Reading Prep

Before diving in, skim the text for headings, subheadings, and visuals to create a roadmap.

Question Everything

Ask yourself questions like "What's the main point?" to deepen understanding and memory.

The Feynman Technique

Explain concepts as if teaching someone unfamiliar, simplifying and solidifying understanding.

Mind Mapping

Create visual representations of text structure and connections between ideas for better recall.

The Cornell Method

Divide notes into cues, notes, and summaries to review and synthesize information effectively.

Mnemonic Devices

Use acronyms or rhymes to remember key points, aiding memory retention.

Spaced Repetition

Review notes at spaced intervals to strengthen memory pathways and combat forgetting.

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