Sometimes, It could be difficult to memorize the information we need to study. Writing answers in a question paper, we tend to forget what to write there. People think you don’t study well and fail but in reality you have studied for ‘N’ number of hours before an exam, why is it happening? Let’s take a look at perfect ways on how to retain information while studying.
How to retain information
1.Associate information with things
This can be the best way to retain information for exams, you could associate your answers with you can easily understand things. For example, Features of Java are Simple, Object-oriented, Architecture neutral and Portable = SOAP, you can imagine SOAP in your mind while retaining the information.
2. Simplify the answer
If you find the information in the book way too hard to understand, ask your queries from a teacher and get some easy to learn information and write it in your own way to simplify your answer. It will be useful to write answers in an exam.
You can teach someone what you have learned to retain information for yourself. Sharing knowledge can help you to gain more knowledge, It clears all the doubts related to the subject.
4. Never Multi-Task
Learn one subject in a day do not take more than one subject in a day It will make your day stressful. Learn one subject entirely then take another subject to learn to memorize better. If you are studying, never multitask with Whatsapp and studies.
5. Meditate in between the study sessions
Regular meditation helps you bring focus, attention, and energy to the moment, and be 100% present then and there. You learn single-pointed focus and detachment. This will boost you up while studying and retain the information better. It can help you to enhance the focus. Meditation increases dopamine hence you’ll feel happy while studying.
6. Read at least Twice or Thrice in a month
Reading the same information over again can help you to gather information in the mind better. Reading once will make you only read the information whereas reading twice or thrice will help you to understand the subject. Instead of mugging up, read and learn every day.
7. Focus on Learning, Not Grades
Grades are just an artificial marker used to assess how much you’ve learned. While they are useful as a measurement tool, focusing on grades over understanding and learning useful ideas wastes your time, only learning will make your mind sharper.
8. Read the answers loudly
This is the most effective way to retain information while studying, reading answer loud twice will make you memorize it in a quick way. It will also improve your pronunciation.
9. Stay Organized
While studying it is important to keep all the study material near you, Make a habit to stay organized. Messier room will make you less productive to retain information, better to keep your materials in the right place.
These 9 ways will be beneficial for you to retain information better while studying. You must follow these things to memorize well for exams, It is always better to start early.