Most students rush it at the last minute and want to memorize the studying material as soon as possible. Here are some tips on how to improve your memory so that you can study well for your exams.

1. Structure and organize the content you are studying

Researchers have established that information is structured in the memory in related groups. You can take advantage of this by means of structuring and organizing your studying material. By doing so, you will be able to grasp the concepts quickly.

2. Understand your study material

Try not to cram up information. Your brain can only remember so much of information, cramming things will not help. Instead of cramming, try to understand the concepts; this will help you memorize your material in a more effective way. Try to associate the contents of the material with real life situations or apply what you are studying practically - this will help you memorize the contents in a better way.

When you understand the concepts, your brain is making sense of the information and you will not have to keep revising your material. If you cram up material, you will keep on revising and yet may forget the contents.

3. Using Mnemonics to improve memory retention

Mnemonic tool is a technique that is often used by students while studying to help in recalling information. It is a simple yet an effective way to remember information. For example, you can associate a phrase you need to remember with a word, item or abbreviation you are very familiar with. The best mnemonics are those that make use of humor or novelty. You can also come up with a song or a rhyme to help memorize information.

For example, in order to remember the colors of the rainbow, either use the abbreviation VIBGYOR or the statement “Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain".

4. Teach to another person to improve your remembrance.

Researchers have found that if you teach new concepts to another person, it will help you remember and recall the information with ease.

These are some tips that you can use to improve your memory whether it is long term or short term.

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