Learning is perhaps one aspect of life that begins the earliest and ends the last. No matter what you do and where you are, learning is initiated as early as when we are 18 months of age. The colour recognition techniques, the buzz word sessions and then the journey into school: toddlerhood is the stepping stone to learning for life. As we graduate and begin our work life, learning goes on as a process. Yet, we grapple with the inability to remember all that we have learnt. These three simple tips could help you sail through this issue without causing you any sweat!
Skim the information and develop understanding of the concepts: With most educational set-ups, basing their judgment of who a good student is on the basis of marks and grades; it, thus, becomes natural for early learners to mug up only to score. In this process, they fail to pay attention to grasping the concepts. For instance; we all remember important dates in history but often forget the chain of events that followed. Picture your studying or learning as a Timeline on Facebook. Paint a picture in mind, about how things happened or why they happened. Once you begin to try understanding the concepts, it is easier to remember everything you learnt!
Stop learning by rote: The biggest mistake we make perpetually is cultivating and nurturing the tendency to learn by rote. While this assists to some extent, it ditches you big time when it comes to answering questions related to applications or life learning. You need to say no to rote learning and enhance your basic knowledge instead. Discuss and deliberate with your peers to gain stronger hold over knowledge. Hoarding information will bring you flat on your face when somebody asks you something over the set formulas and facts. Research and voraciously develop more depth to what you learn. This helps you to remember stuff for life.
Rest amply: Be it at school or later while working, we have a propensity to dedicate maximum time to studying or working. So much, in fact, that we forget to rest or take breaks in between. Researchers have deduced that our brains need rest even as they flit over the tasks at hand. It helps to remember what you learnt only if you sufficiently allow your brain to rest. Once you are on break for 20 minutes, recall all that you learnt before this period. This will let you know if revisions are needed or if you remember it all. This pointer is sure to bring in results.
Begin with enjoying your learning process. Instead of seeing it as a mandatory ticket to fulfil your dreams, consider it an experience that makes you better grounded and a more confident individual. Take these tips seriously and get going towards implementing them. Once you begin to do so, you will see the results in no time. Remembering what you learn is no rocket science – it is just some clever mind work based on some propah planning!