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Have you got a good memory? What do you do to help you remember things when you're studying?

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Panama 8 November, 2017 - 21:57

That was interesting. Actually I have quite good memorisation but I'm lazy so I always try to do everything to memorise things quickly and without big effort. Only yesterday I had to memorise something very quickly because I had an exam that I hadn't known about before. I decided to try to imagine the picture and put on it everything I had to remember. And it worked! I wrote everything, I hope, correctly. I'm not sure if this method with singing or repeating 'dog's name' would work with me because I think I remember more seeing something, not just hearing. But I think tricks with memorisation are generally the best idea to save time and nerves before exams.

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dirkje 26 October, 2017 - 15:23

Unfortunately my memory is very bad. I always forget immediately things people told me to do. Thats why I always have my phone with my so I can put in my calendar. Another thing I learned to do is wright things or ideas down right after they popped into your head. That way I never forget important things or some good ideas.
When I am studying I try to use different colours, this way I can remember what things belong together.

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Hazell 26 September, 2017 - 14:57

Today's lesson talks about how to improve our ability to memorize. It's vital to understand the process of memorizing before trying to adjust it. Memorisation combines 2 distinct forms, one is long-term memory and the other is short-term memory. To remmember something, we use both of these forms.
There are a lot of ways to recall information. Each person has an appropriate one to practice. In this video, they introduced us 4 ways: association, visualisation, singing and teaching.
In my experiences, the most appropriate way for me is teaching what i want to remember. It's no doubt that u have to understand before u can teach someone. Thus, it makes sure that u know the nature of the concepts instead of learning by heart originally. Moreover, if u record what u teach, u can listen it again and agian wherever u are. This helps your brain has chances to approach these information a lot of times and gradually creates long-term memory.
Association is also an interesting method which likes a mantra. But it requires a lot of attempts from practicer.
Generally, this listening is very useful and brings us effective ways to enhance our ability to remember. Thank u very much!

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Lola12g 20 August, 2017 - 20:15

In this listening they talk about different tips that can help you to remember things.
To memorise things we can use different methods such as memorisation, visualisation, teaching or even singing.
Everyone can use this tips because we all use our memory the same, we combine long and short term memory.
In my opinion this tips can be very useful to everybody, we can even improve our memory by using this tips!

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mikiihwang 6 April, 2017 - 12:41

I really dont have a good memory. My brain is like the goldfish's brain: easy to forget about something.
To remember things when i'm studying, i have to repeat the information so many times, writing them in the notebook and spend time revising them later, doing many exercises about the information i've studied to remember more accurately, take tests regularly,...

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crystal1511 17 December, 2016 - 15:38

Unfortunately, I do not have a good memory. My sister usually called me a golden fish :( cause fish's brain only memory in 3 seconds. I always help my brain by using Mind Map, another reason is i love drawing so much :) I find it very useful and interesting. It helps me study more faster and have more free time.

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reeree17 15 November, 2016 - 17:38

Yes. I have a good memory.
but sometimes I forget somethings So I think all the human will forget anythings..it is a truth.
I improved my memory by associated it with any things.numbers or letter or joking

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AliceZ 31 October, 2016 - 11:51

Yep I do have a good memory...about the thing I am interested in. About the ways... you can connect the thing you want to remember to something funny, like jokes. People always memrise lots of jokes, and it's easy to remember a joke, too. Try it out if you want, I have used it before.XD

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juggernaut 11 June, 2016 - 14:08

I guess ı have a good memory if I try to remember thing makes me interested in it.Because you well-informed about your interested area.You know such lot of thing that you can associate this kind of things easily in your brain.also you are used to this concepts and events.

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javi8 28 May, 2016 - 16:36

According with the first question, I think that I have a good memory in general, so when I studied in the higth school and during my degree I used to get good marks in subjets as Geography, History and law, where the greatest part of the subjet was theory, However when I try to remenber the birthday date of a member of my family, my girlfriend or a close fiend I'm very bad and I always forget it, also with the keys of my cars and my glasses I'm a disaster trying to remember where I put both all the mornings when I have to go to my job.

Related with the second question I haven't technique which help me to remember the lesson, I usually study aloud but I think that I should to use some techniques from the radio programm in order to get better marks in the nexts examns.

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Tina - Coordinator 29 May, 2016 - 07:26

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RicardoABC 25 May, 2016 - 07:43

What I do to improve my memory is spending most important of what I want to learn to a blank sheet and memorize it.

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PAULDELOSRIOS28 17 May, 2016 - 22:51

What I do to improve my memory is find the keywords in the text I'm reading and to remember

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alimarq 13 May, 2016 - 15:09

What I do to improve my memory is find the key words in the text that I'm reading and then make an association with the meaning to make it easier to remember, using short words to remember long concepts, It works on me!

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amber2003 30 April, 2016 - 19:05

the pictures in my books are the best things that i can remember everything by looking at them . just a little reminding about the picture and then ..... i will remember every thing about the lesson which was related to the picture :) :)
and if there was no picture i'll draw down my own picture with the information that i have in my mind .
it really works ..... just give it a try !!!!

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Ken 7 May, 2016 - 00:15

Thank you for the good tips!
I'll have a try, I'm bad at drawing though!!
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piku99 26 April, 2016 - 09:34

I have a good memory. when I am studying and learn new thing I like always loudly speak and write down in page. It is very helpful for me to good remember in memory.

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sona 21 April, 2016 - 17:39

Yes,I think I have a good memory,especially in learning and this helps me to do well in school. I practise the technique of association,because I think it is more effective and helpful.For example when I have to memorise a date in History,I try to relate it with sb's birthday or a date that I rember well.

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