Last updated on July 3rd, 2018
Most of us don’t like tests and exams because not only are they stressful but also because we are required to remember details and facts about things that we are almost never going to use in the real world. So, what happens when you get overwhelmed with trying to remember and learn a whole semester’s worth of information on American History for the exam coming in three weeks’ time? Well, most of us would panic and run around like a chicken with its head cut off.
So, to solve this problem, here are a few valuable tips that can help you boost your memory retention for your future tests and exams:
How often do you start your studies and end up getting distracted by YouTube or Facebook? This is a terrible habit and can cost you your exam marks. Researchers believe that staying focused for a long time can create and improve long-term memory levels. If you break up your concentration with distractions, you are making it difficult for your brain to remember the important facts about American History that you are trying to learn and remember. So, do not forget to avoid your distractions and achieve your goals by cracking any exams.
Learn With Multiple Repetitions:
There is always a sign of improvement in memory retention while you study and learn something multiple times. This can happen because your brain registers the information as very important. This is because you are increasing the frequency that you are revising or learning it. However, this is a method that has worked for centuries and will keep doing so in the future. Its suggested that you space your repetitions to hours, days and weeks so that its better instilled in the memory.
Write And Speak Out Your Topics:
Your brain is better able to remember when it can associate the memory with a physical stimulant, like writing. But typing on the laptop may not work for you. So if you want to remember your dates, try writing them down with a pen and paper while learning them. Speech seems to similarly work so you should also talk it out and verbalize what you want to learn to improve memory retention. And it’s not just writing text that works either, you can even draw out your ideas! These drawn mental images can be in your brain as a long-term memory.
Try The Pomodoro Method:
According to the Pomodoro Method, you can improve your productivity and memory retention. This can be possible by making sure that the time you spend concentrating doesn’t exceed 25 minutes at a time. When using this method of improving concentration and memory retention, you concentrate on studying for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break and start the second 25-minute session. A 15-minute break after getting 4 sessions to recharge can be beneficial. You should be well on your way to remember who the various American Presidents were, just use a phone timer.
These were the valuable tips that we learned from our seniors at school and hope that they are beneficial. Oh, and enjoy your American History exam.