- The way we are brought up in childhood
- Diet we take
- Smoking, drugs etc ( have negative impact on brain and memory)
- Sensory Memory
- Short Term Memory
- Long Term Memory
- Study at your “peak” time of day.
Some people work better in the morning, others at night. Find out which type you are by noting the time of day while paying attention to your level of energy and interest in studying.
- Rest and relax.
Sleep helps consolidate memory. Study throughout the days leading up to an exam. Avoid cramming the night before.Take breaks while studying. Go for a walk, eat a snack, or stretch to refresh your brain.
- Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know.Connect the unfamiliar to things that are already familiar to you. Ex: Trying to memorize the Spanish word for fiesta (meaning ‘party’)? You can connect it to the English word “festive,” which means cheerful and celebratory—definite aspects of any good party!
- Write out facts to be memorized over and over and over.
Making lists and categories will help you recall what certain information means to you, and why that information is important. Ex: if you have multiple names of bacteria that need memorizing, sort them in a list and giving each species name a quick definition. Mount this list on a wall for quick everyday access.
- When reading information, summarize the main facts.Read a chapter of a book and mark the big ideas and important details. This practice requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again.
- Create a funny Story.
If you are to learn the meanings of the words or you are to learn a list of words(or something else) then formulate a funny story using the given words. This will help you remember those words for a longer time.