If you are still in school and reading this then we guess you are having itches with remembering everything you read.it may be that you forget everything you read shortly after reading or you feel that you remember them until you have a test, or you just want to expand to retention ability which is already awesome. Then this tips might just be what you need.
Force your brain to recall what you’ve read
Do this when you do not have a test. This is like giving your brain weight lifting exercise, everybody who lifts weight can testify that their muscles are way stronger than they were when they first started. Read a quote, then try to remember it. See a billboard once then close your eyes and try to recall the exact image you saw on it. If you keep this up recalling will eventually become very easy for you. Don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t recall it correctly, that is totally normal, it is okay as long as you recall something.
After reading and trying to recall what you’ve read, reread it, even if you feel like you’ve gotten it, re-read it, now try to recall it again. see how easy it has become?
Connect other thoughts and experiences to what you’ve read.
Once you are sure you can recall what you’ve read, connect it to a thought, idea, scenario or event, or anything you feel comfortable with. For example after reading this verse from The Second Coming
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
I’ld go, Turning and turning in the widening gyre, oh what is a gyre, yet the falcon cannot hear the falconer. Why would the falcon want to hear the falconer? Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; what a weak centre. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. Mmm Armageddon, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere. Like the red sea that turned into blood. The ceremony of innocence is drowned. For some reason I’m seeing the dead first sons of the Egyptians. The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity, politicians.
You don’t need to remember the thoughts associated with what you read, all you need is to identify what you read with something the association will make it feel very familiar to you.
Now try to recall it again without the association and see how easy it has become
Research shows that your cognitive power is at its strongest when you do not feel tired so do not deprive yourself of sleep
Before you go to bed, reflect on everything you’ve learned for the day.
Follow this simple steps and recalling will become easy once you are in the exam hall.