"I hear and I
forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Understanding is the best way of
remembering. But you will also need to
memorize. Here are some tips to help you memorize what you've
Motivate yourself. Choose to remember. Be interested. Pay
attention. Want to learn and know. What you want is an important
part of learning.
before you begin to read or study. Link your study goals to your
personal, business and educational
Visualize or picture in your mind what you wish to remember.
A mental picture or
visualization is clearer and easier to remember than words.
For each major concept that you want to remember, create a clear
mental picture and then look at it carefully for a few seconds.
Create associations. Relate the ideas and information
you wish to remember to each other and to ideas and information
you already know. This would help you create a chain of memories
which lead to one another and makes it easy to locate and
remember the information.
Repeat what you wish to learn and say it in your own words.
Even though you may think you've already learned something, go
over it one more time. Ask a friend or relative to test you. To
remember information for a long time, review many times on
different days. Practice until it's easy to recall. You can also
make up special memory devices or create a rhyme to help you
remember some specific information.
what we understand;
we understand only what we pay attention to;
we pay attention to what we want."
- Edward Bolles