15 Ways to Improve Your Memory

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5. Reinforce memory by engaging completely with the memory creation process

Make it a point to reinforce new information that you want to store in long-term memory by repeating or rehearsing the data. Write down notes because it provides a hard copy that you can review but also because note-taking engages more senses, which improves memory. Other ways to reinforce new information retention is by re-interpreting it in your own terms. Create graphics and diagrams of the data that would make more sense than text-heavy notes.

Set the data to music, and rehearse the song. The tune need not be an original piece. With this memory improvement strategy, using a familiar tune will keep distractions down. You can then focus on remembering the important information.

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