Preparing for competitive exams can be tough but the ‘Right’ planning and strategizing can make the whole process easier. Here are 10 quick tips to help you sharpen your memory and help you memorize in the best ways possible. Half the battle is won when memorizing becomes easy.
Try to gain from these useful tips to help you focus during the preparation phase:
Make sure your brain is active. If you are studying when drowsy or sleepy, you wouldn’t be able to memorize anything! Make sure your body is active and your mind will remain sharp.
It is easier for the brain to memorize the things it sees. While studying, try to visualize everything in steps. This will help you to memorize topics and recall them later.
Our brain finds it easier to recall things that have an association with something familiar. Hence, while learning something complicated, associate it to something you are familiar with. It will be much easier for you to recall it then.
Learn with Cues
We have all tried mnemonics to learn something! An example for this is how we learn the sequence of planets orbiting the sun. For eg: “My Very Educated Mother just served us Noodles”. The first alphabet of every word stands for the name of a planet and is in the correct sequence as well. This way, you just recall this easy phrase while writing the exam and simplify it.
You have to learn how to tune the entire world out and just focus on remembering something. The things that you memorize are always stored in your brain, you just have a tough time remembering them because you cannot focus a 100%. Whenever stuck, try to tune everything out and just focus on remembering the topic.
Speak it aloud
While learning or revising topics, speak them so your brain can register it more clearly. Reading in our thoughts can get monotonous and the brain stops focusing completely. To avoid this, say the answers and topics out loud to improve the chances of recalling them later.
Feed your Brain
Moms are absolutely right when they feed us almonds to sharpen our brain. There are certain types of food that our brain requires to work more efficiently. Try to incorporate these foods in your diet.
Try to spend more time and focused energy on the important topics. With little time left, you should give your undivided attention to the extremely important topics. Prioritizing properly helps the brain to understand the importance of some topics and becomes easier for you to recall them.
Believe in Yourself
Believing that you can learn topics and recall them is the trick to acing exams. If you keep de-motivating and discouraging yourself then your brain will get distracted and you will not be able to learn anything properly.
Water is an extremely important part of the process of memorizing. Getting dehydrated makes you lose focus and decreases the efficiency of the brain to understand subjects.
We hope you find these tips useful and they help you to learn topics faster. Half the battle of memorizing techniques is won by focusing. Make sure you stay healthy!