different, and there are probably hundreds of different study and
techniques; the trick is finding the ones that work.
Brown and Miller12 list some of them.
association. It easier to
remember something if we link it to something we already
know. Try to relate new information to personal
examples as much as possible.
Memorizing through visual,
auditory, and kinesthetic systems.
Try to incorporate as many of the
senses as possible when
learning, focusing especially, but not
preferred style. Each sense is processed in a different part
brain, and by using all the different senses and
associations, you are using more of your brain, which will help
in the retention of material.
Memorizing through grouping.
One of the key
aspects of memory performance is to learn the material from the
general to the specific. In order to achieve this, graphic
organizers are often a must.
Your brain needs
some kind of mental organization in order for you to retrieve
the stored information.
Memorizing through repetition.
This is probably the one aspect
of studying that most people know – and dread. However,
even though most of us
know that we should
have lots of repetition, we don't know how important it
the context of memorization, means different interactions with
the new material. In other words, it is more than a simple
rereading of notes. It could include making flashcards,
talking as you draw your mind maps, and writing summaries.
Memorizing through mnemonic
techniques. Mnemonics are
very powerful memorization devices that work especially
well for memorizing lists and sequences of items. The
key to mnemonics is to build a strong association
between the mnemonic and for what they stand.
Mnemonics take a little bit of practice, but become
easier the more you use them.