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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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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 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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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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