Whether you are preparing for an important speech, preparing for an important exam or just seeking to remember things in the middle of our busy lives, we could use some tips that may help our memory. Here are a few things that can help you maximize memory recalls. A memory is achieved through repetition. The more you repeat things, then you tend to remember more. However, this does not mean that we can only repeat something quickly five times before an exam and hope to have the perfect mark. It also takes a lot of time time and frequency. Repetition only works best if we use it, then you should give your mind some break and then finally come back and use the repeating-based method again. This cycle of repetition, rest and repetition helps us to solidify our memory and the information we are trying to memorize. This means that you must allocate enough time if we need to remember information.
When it comes finding ways to improve our short-term memory, the memory pool can be a useful tool. One common idea is that our short-term memory tends not to hold 5-9 blocks of information at a time. We need to organize the data we need to store in groups that can be treated as a “piece” of information. For example, any phone number can be consisted of 10 individual pieces of information if we look separately at each number. There are 10 individual numbers and we can organize them into groups, which reduces the individual information we need to remember.
Clustering is a method to improve our short-term memory, working with a variety of different information is important and we should not deal with just numbers. It is essential to organize groups in a way that properly works for our mind, so it is easier to remember later.
Another reminder is to use acronyms. It is useful when combined with lists and any group of similar data. Many people are probably quite familiar with the RGBIV method, used to remember different colors of the rainbow, which are red, green, blue, indigo and violet. All you need is to remember the first letter of all items in the list and make a word or another shortcut to help to remember the whole list.
We use acronyms frequently, sometimes without even realizing that they are a group of unique words RADAR and SCUBA. The key is to always make symbols into something that represents a word itself or another thing that is very easy to remember. However, if the order of a list is not fundamental, we could shuffle the list until we can get an acronym that we can remember.
Association is among of the memory recall methods that has some advantages. The idea is that we use something very familiar, a photo or a song that can help us remember something. You “associate” piece of information to memorize this element. So if you have some trouble remembering you can look at the item. We can also do this by remembering the song and it will help to recall the stored the information that can be associated with the. There is some debates as to the actual effectiveness of the concept. The main point, if you are going to deal with this is to always make an easy association to remember something, so it is easier to remember the data itself.