Category Archives: Memorizing Tips

Improve Your Vocabulary And Your Memory With Quizlet

Have you heard about Quizlet? This is a free online tool that is great for students and any individual who want to improve their vocabulary as well as their memory. With Quizlet, building a good vocabulary is easier and more fun because this is an interactive online tool that you can do anytime.

You will just need to enter any data, word or term and Quizlet will automatically generates specialized learning modes such as flashcards and randomly generated quizzes as well as collaboration tools for other to help you study those words.

Quizlet also allow you to keep track of the words or terms you know and only retest you on the ones you don’t know yet. You can get words from any file without the need to type them again at Quizlet You may also share your word sets with classmates and get email notification when others make sets for you. And most of all, Quizlet works in any language! So start improving your vocabulary and memory, just sign-up for free to begin using Quizlet.

Reading Aloud While Studying

Reading aloud is particularly beneficial for young children in building and developing their comprehension and reading capabilities. However, as the children are growing and advancing, reading aloud is being minimize little by little to pave way for other reading techniques. As children grow, they are taught to read and comprehend in silence. And besides, reading in silence is much faster that saying each words.

But did you know that reading aloud can be used as a technique while studying? Reading aloud can facilitate comprehension of unusual terms or phrases that you need to retain or memorize. In my case, I try to read aloud when I am confused with certain phrases and it is simply effective to me! And when you gets sleepy at the middle of your study session, reading aloud also do the trick in busting off sleepiness.

Read on here to know more about reading aloud.

Coffee Or Tea As Studying Aid

Both coffee and tea have several scientific studies claiming that these drinks are good to our brain. And I think that these are true! I noticed that most people who are engage in planning, decision making, or people who formulate strategies are coffee or tea drinker!

But the studies stated that one does not need to be a coffee or tea addict to enjoy the memory boosting benefits of these drinks. Drinking 1 to 2 cups of coffee or 1 to 3 cups of prepared tea is enough to help you boost your memory. Neither coffee nor tea can make you intelligent but these drinks have properties that can boost your memory that facilitate better learning and optimize thinking.

I still remember my classmates from my graduate studies that bring a cup of coffee with them during our classes… I can really say that they are the one who are the most active and alert in our class discussion. And I remember one of them saying that a cup of coffee made her attentive.

It is actually the caffeine content of coffee that makes this possible. Caffeine in coffee was proven to improve short-term memory. It can also speed up reaction times by acting on the brain’s prefrontal cortex. And I just found out lately that coffee is has a good anti-oxidant properties.

On the other hand, tea drinker can also benefit with the same caffeine induced alertness because tea has also proven to aid in memory. Tea likewise contains caffeine. So if you don’t like the strong taste/aroma of coffee, tea is an excellent alert booster for you.

Coffee and tea are generally safe beverage but please do not take too much coffee or tea in a day because, we do not want to be dependent in any drink. Sipping a cup or two is already sufficient to boost you up!

 

Chunking Technique Helps You To Remember Faster

I stumbled upon this nice tip that gave an emphasis to the use of chucking to aid anybody in remembering series of numbers. And it is so true that memorizing series of number at once is very difficult. But by chucking those numbers in smaller parts, remembering them would be easier.

Now I know the reason why it’s so hard for me to memorize my own social security number as compared with any mobile number. I always write my social security number without any spaces or dash (-) while I put dash (-) when I am writing down mobile phone numbers!

You can also apply the same technique to any other form of information. You may also replace numbers with letters or vice versa to help you memorize faster.  Just remember to break down details or information to smaller parts so that your brain can synthesize all of it.

Tips To Prevent Brain Fade

Ever heard of the term brain fade? This happens when your mind suddenly thinks blank or black and that you totally forget what you have just studied.

Brain fade is very common to people and does not only experienced by students because as we input new knowledge to our brain, it tends to put the new ones on top of the previous info. And as you place more information on top, the first info becomes older and less available to your immediate recall because your brain has set aside it.

Though brain fade is just normal, we can do something to avoid it or lessen the chance of experiencing it.   The technique is to review the past details of your lesson as you progress to new ones. For example, if you need to study three chapters, you should review or pass again the important part of the first chapter when you done studying the second chapter. Then after reading the third chapter, go back again to the second and then first chapter to retain all the significant terms.

Remember that you don’t need to read all the chapters again, all you need to do is a quick review and focus only on the terms or concepts that are important. By doing this, you are assured that you retained on your mind all the necessary information that you need.

Ginkgo Biloba As Memory Booster

Taking Ginkgo Biloba is probably one of the oldest and most popular supplements known to enhance memory. This supplement is particularly well known for college students and students who are enrolled in courses in medicine, law, engineering and other science based courses that entail lots of memorization activities.

Many students who are taking series of exams like professional licensure tests are also opting to take Ginkgo Biloba. But is Ginko Biloba can really enhance memory? Is there any study that supports its claim?

Ginkgo Biloba has been used as memory enhancer for thousands of years and many researchers say that Ginkgo can help enhance our memory because it improves the blood circulation in our brain by dilating blood vessels and increasing the oxygen supply in our brain. Some studies implied that Gingko can also mop up harmful compounds that can damage our brain cells and it can be more than just a memory enhancer.

But recent researches done to assess the effectivity of Ginkgo said that Ginkgo supplements do nothing to quickly improve memory in healthy people, a pronouncement that goes in opposition to years of well-publicized claims that make this supplements a multimillion-dollar industry.

The tablet used in this study is the Pharmaton Natural Health Products’ Ginkoba which is currently marketed to be capable of producing noticeable benefits after just four weeks at 120 milligrams daily dose. Although the same study also implied that it can be possible that ginkgo would show some mental benefits in healthy people if taken more than six weeks.

With all these clouded issues that attest the real effectivity of Gingko as memory enhancers, and since that there is no harmful result of taking this supplement and that it has other potential benefits in our health, I personally think that you can give it a try if you are looking for a way to improve your memory especially if your colleagues attest that it works for them. Though bear in mind that the expected result can be achieved if the supplement is taken for more than one month.

Chewing Gum Can Improve Memory

Yes! Chewing gum can help to improve memory and enhance cognitive power. But to be more specific, it is not the gum that can actually improve our memory, but the act of continuous chewing or moving of our jaw. And gum of course induce the act of chewing, and can make chewing more fun!

The theory that chewing improves memory has some scientific basis because according to what I read, a group of Japanese researchers learned that the activity in the hippocampus, the area of our brain that is important for memory increases while people chew. And Dr Andre Scholey from the University of Northumbria likewise state that chewing increases heart rate and increased heart rate improves oxygen delivery to the brain which can enhance our cognitive powers.

Now we know the scientific reason why some people become more attentive and feel more alert when they chew gum and why does chewing can take away sleepiness. So the next time you feel slack when studying or feel sleepy inside classroom, chew some gum or move your jaw up and down to revive your cognitive power.