Make it memorable

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High school 12-18 years

Here are some tips for strengthening memory and recall:

Spaced repetition

Information is retained more through repetition. For example, if something is re-read the day after it was learned, it has a greater chance of becoming a strong memory.Renewing information within 24 hours of when it was learned is the perfect time to reduce the chance of that information being lost. Reviewing again after a week, and again after a month, also has positive benefits for retaining in the long-term memory.

Mnemonic techniques

Mnemonic techniques are memory hooks some people use to retain information. They can be phrases, acronyms or short rhymes. For instance, for the colours of the spectrum, use ROY G BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) or SOH-CAH-TOA for trigonometry (sine = opposite/hypotenuse; cosine = adjacent/hypotenuse; tangent = opposite/adjacent).

Regular revision

Your teen will be more likely to remember information they learned at school with daily revision, which will help them consolidate information.

Encourage your teen to revise information 24 hours after they learn a new topic.

Cramming the night before a test or exam will not help your teen retain information.

Last modified on Tuesday 19 December 2017 [3071|13011]

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