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How To Study & Remember Better?

Struggling to memorise information and study material is a common problem faced by pupils across the world. Many students often feel they aren't equipped with strong memory skills, especially when having to memorise a lot of material for numerous subjects. However, trying to remember everything by reading and re-reading textbooks isn't the only way to do so, nor the most effective. 

Want the best strategy to study and memorise? LK Academy is a leading tuition centre in Singapore, and we share some effective memorising techniques that will enable you to make the most of your study sessions.

#1 Create and write your own notes

As compared to typing on a laptop, creating and writing your own notes requires your brain to use more energy and works harder to produce each letter written. Handwritten notes also enable students to rephrase the concepts in their own language which promotes increased engaged learning. This is also great for visual learning as it allows students to refer back to the written notes, feeding their memory when needed. 

#2 Use Acronyms or Mnemonics

An acronym is a word that is formed from the first letter of each piece of information to be remembered. It can be an actual word or a nonsense word you are able to pronounce. Make patterns and phrases from the material that requires memorisation. Information can be remembered more easily if the initial letter of each fact is connected to a word, term, or rhyme. This technique can be particularly helpful for remembering lists and sequential information.    

#3 Constantly refresh your memory

Refresh your memory by reviewing the material you studied a couple of days after your last study session. Make sure to actively quiz yourself by recalling the information learnt instead of simply rereading notes or a textbook. This self-assessment approach is one of the most effective study techniques to quickly recall words, topics, and concepts. It entails asking yourself questions after reading about a specific subject to gauge whether the information consumed has actually been absorbed. Doing so will enable you to identify areas that you are struggling with. After which, make a mental note of information that has been forgotten, and review those areas again. 

Avoid quizzing yourself too soon after studying the course material. Give it a few hours, or even a day or two, to see if it is really stuck in your memory. 

#4 Go over the information with someone else 

Teaching is a great way to ensure that you have effectively absorbed all the needed information. When teaching, our brain aids in organising and dissecting the information into bite size pieces. Knowledge will then be conveyed in simpler terms, enabling you to link the information up easily when you attempt to teach it. 

#5 Seek help from a reputable tuition centre

If you find yourself having trouble implementing these techniques, we advise seeking the help of a reputable tuition centre. The educators at LK Academy have a wealth of teaching experience which enables them to be equipped with various teaching methods for different learning styles, allowing teachers to switch up learning methods according to the needs of their students. 

Learning good study habits and memory techniques can avoid the negative consequences of not remembering what has been studied. Utilise these memorisation strategies for a more comprehensive knowledge of the topic rather than simply memorising it.  

Searching for a tuition centre with a curriculum to help your child reach their academic goals? Reach out to LK Academy to find out about our primary school tuition and secondary tuition classes today!