8 tips for improving your memory

Just 8 tips
dusti Patten, HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

The 8 tips in this article are very helpful when trying memorize a subject. I usually forget to "connect the dots", which would help me retain a lot more information while studying. I would recommend this article to anyone having issues with memorizing anything.

4 x4
Charity Araujo, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

Very good easy outline. These 8 steps are 1 step larger than 7 (lol) however, chucking it into 2 parts made it much easier 4 and 4, you are so right. Thank you for such an easy way to remember to enhance my memory skills.

good tips
Braegan Lovegrove
Chemeketa Community college, Salem Oregon

Very simple and easy to follow! The 8 tips in this article are really helpful when trying memorize a subject. I know I am going to use this site to help with improving my memory. I would definitely recommend this site to anyone having problems with memory.

Good tips for memory
Kati Caldwell, College Freshman
Chemeketa CC, Salem, OR

This was a good site that gave reasons why people don't always remember things, and ways to improve it. It talks about how there is long term memory and short term memory.

It then gives 8 tips on ways you can improve your memory. I think the tips it gives are really helpful and I am going to use them when studying for school.

Eight Awesome Tips
Dallas Gentemann
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR

The purpose of this site was to give you tips on how to improve your memory. I believe that it did just that, too. The site explains memory a little bit, which is good to know, and then gives you very useful tips to help improve memory and banish forgetfulness.

One of my favorite tips was the 'Smell, touch, taste, hear, and see it.' I like this one because it includes all of your senses to help remember something. I can see myself using this tip in the future.

Also, the 'Chunk it' tip is awesome! It's proven extremely effective in remembering phone numbers, and I feel will be effective in helping memory in my classes too. I am definitely going to share these tips with my friends.

Distraction in the way of Memory?
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, OR.

8 tips for improving your memory.

This article dealt with 8 different tips on improving your memory. Focus, smell touch hear and see, repeat it, chunk it.

I really felt these were all some good tips. I have found out through this course on trying to improve my learning abilities that I am trying to multi task every time I sit down to study or do an assignment or test. I will have the family in the background, music playing, or have something internally on my mind playing a big distraction from me being able to take all this pertinent information in and being able to commit it to memory for a later time or a test.

I will begin to do my work when the family is away and I will commit to not having the radio on as another distraction.

thanks Brett

8 Tips for Improving Memory Review
Joseph Urmson, HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

The beginning section of the page talks about how it is obvious that memory would form in the brain, but by improving the brain's condition it can also have positive effects on your memory as well. Repeat it. talks about how repetition over long periods of time can be helpful, but not to confuse it with cramming. Organize it.discusses how our brains like organization which is why books have chapters and outlines, and by organizing what you have to memorize your brain can have an easier time remembering. Overall I like this tips list because not only did it confirm that some of my study methods are healthy ones, but also gave me some more useful tips on how to better memorize information.

8 tips to improving your memory
Yuriy Sivyy
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

After reading this I tried applying some of the techniques with studying for some of my college classes and I was surprised at how well it works. Some of these steps it doesn't takes but a minute to apply during your studies and you'll be amazed at the results! Definitely recommend it!

Spending time to manage time
Mckayla Marchand
Mckayla Marchand, salem oregon

This review was very helpful and gave eight different strategies to use in order to improve memory. From chunking information to even using your senses to remember certain things, this article could help the stressed out college student or your grandma with memory loss and everyone in-between. Overall the strategy that stuck out to me the most was using organization. I am one of the most unorganized people but after reading about how it can improve my memory this article has motivated me even further to stay organized.

great tips
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

John M Grohol, Psy.D. wrote 8 Tips for Improving Your Memory.This article elaborates on memory and ways of improving it. We have two different memories, long-term and short-term memory. Long-term memory is information you dont need to remember this instant. Short-term memory is for small pieces of information needed right away. Grohol speaks of ways to improve your memory, which include eating right, physical exercise, and engaging in brain stimulating activities. Brain stimulating activities are aimed at keeping your mind sharp, no matter what age you are. Grohol gives us 8 tips to help with improving our memory. 1. Focus on it: focuses on one task at a time to properly encode in to your memory 2. Smell, touch, taste, hear and see it: the more senses involved the better the encoding into memory 3. Repeat it: repetition over time seems to work better for encoding information 4. Chunk it: dont try to remember more than 7 items at a time 5. Organize it: use tools to help organize to simplify memory 6. Use mnemonic devices: they help encode by utilizing imagery, acronyms, rhyme, or song 7. Learn it the way that works for you: use a method for taking in new information which works for you 8. Connect the dots: make associations when you first take in information

This article is written by a Doctor of Psychology, which appears to give it validity. Gorhol gives 8 great tips for keeping your memory fresh that mostly resemble information found in our current reading. It is refreshing to see a multitude of brain stimulating activities and for the focus not to be on just one. The most impressive part of the article has to be the fact that it emphasized to learn the way that works for you. Trying new ideas of learning is great but the end result is to use a style which will allow us to encode information into our long-term memory when we study.

Ways to remember
Dutsin Pereira, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

In this resource there are 8 techniques that are mentioned that will help use students to improve our memory. 1) focus on it, 2) smell, touch, taste, hear and see it, 3) repeat it, 4) chunk it, 5) organize it, 6) use mnemonic, 7) Learn it the way that works for you, 8) connect the dots.

The 3 that I felt that really stick out for me would have to be 1) learn it the way that works for you. This is the first one that i chose because different people prefer different ways of taking in information. For me I like to visualize what i am reading and i also like to try and make what I am learning into something physical so that way it gets stuck in my head. 2 would have to be organize it. I would make this my second choice because if i study and everything is disorganized i tend to lose track of where i am and what I am doing. So using this technique would be really helpful for me. And finally the last technique i would pick would have to be focus on it. I would make this a very important thing to remember while studying or doing anything really. This is important because it helps to make sure that you are receiving the information without any distractions. This is something that i often struggle with. I tend to get distracted fairly easily and this can make it very difficult to study or focus on anything in general. I believe that if I focus on these 3 techniques then I will be able to remember things much more easily and I will also in turn do better in school and even further in my life

Memory Improvement Tips
Elizabeth Phillips, College Junior
Chemeketa Comminity College, Salem, OR

This article goes over 8 important tips on how to improve your memory. It starts by going over how "a healthy body is a healthy brain," and why it is important to get rest and eat right. It then goes on to the 8 tips to improve your memory. If you're wondering on how to do just that, read this quick article and start developing better memorization techniques.

8 awesome tools
Chemeketa Community College, Oregon

From this article I found the information about the places in the brain that keep long term and short term memory interesting. Long term is pretty cool because it stores the things you don't need to know this instance that gets stored away, and short term keeps what you need now in the present part of your brain. Another thing I found really cool is that your diet can help you hold a better memory and can in turn her you succeed. Some tips I found really cool is to chunk it into mentally digestible pieces to avoid getting stuck in an information trap. Another awesome tool is to focus on one thing and cut out the multitasking. Once you get the information down you won't have to struggle to try and remember it.

Lastly repeating it all the time while studying can help it become concrete before moving on to another piece of information.

8 tips for improving your memory
Elizabeth Aldis
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Improving my memory is important especially now that I am taking college courses.

A few things I learned from this article was to use your 5 senses when trying to remember something. To "connect the dots" where finding associations to connect the information being stored. also repeating the information will help store it in your memory. I found that "chunking" the information into section to help memorize things that are larger will help. In the article it states that we can only hold up to 7 separate pieces of information at a time. Is that true?

Remember Skills
Faith Brewer, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Lafayette, OR

I learned that associating information with something else like how the teacher is moving their hands while saying the words. I learned to Chunk the information to help memorize. So take the information and study it in designated chunks of time. Paying attention and focusing on the material. This is big because I am always multitasking.

I found it interesting that mnemonics can be helpful in memorizing material. I am going to try and do that especially in my anatomy class and this can help me while I am working as a nurse to associate the first letter of each word with a bone or symptom.

c. Write a question you still have about what you read. I hate to keep saying this, but I would love to learn more techniques for adults with families and jobs to balance. I love to learn, and I am always busy so there is a limit to what I store away in there. I would love to see research on parents reading their textbooks or flashcards out loud to their kids. I have found myself remembering things better after I have read them or talked about them to my kids.

Can Suduko help memory?
lizeth Mendoza
Chemeketa Community College , Salem, Oregon

Three things I learned are that there are two kinds of memory short term and long term. Anything that improves your brain health may also have a positive impact on memory, and eating right and and keeping stress at bay helps your mind focus on new information.

Two things I found interesting were that researchers have demonstrated that short term memory's capacity is about seven pieces of information, after that something has to go and that physical exercise and engaging in novel brain stimulating activities such as crossword puzzles or Sudoku are proven methods to help keep your brain healthy.

A question I still have is can infections or sickness lead to memory loss?

Review 8 memory tips
Chemeketa Community College, Salem. OR

I learned from this text that it is very important to first focus on the single thing that you want to remember, instead of trying to multi-task. I also learned that it is very helpful to try and use as many senses as you can in order to fully engage with what it is you are trying to remember.

I found it interesting both that they included "repeat it" and also "chunk it" because I feel like both of these things have been more than mentioned all over the place, and seem to be common sense by now.

One question I still have is if the writers would possibly include examples for the "connect the dots" point, as it would be very helpful.


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