OLDaily- Effective Tool to Help You Memorize Verbatim Text

August 29, 2008 at 9:37 pm (Uncategorized)

After reading this post, it is a possibility that some may say “If it were only this simple.”  Richard Nantel and Brandon Hall have researched a simple tool to help anyone memorize verbatim text.  The tool is based on research of the brain found at http://www.productivity501.com/how-to-memorize-verbatim-text/294/ I could see how this research could help many with learning barriers.  Processing information and passing it on to the long term memory seems like a challenge for many (like myself).  I can’t remember squat!  I try to remember songs for church, problem solving methods for exams, and much more and still seem to fail.  According to the research, one must make the brain practice recall.  It would greatly benefit the memory if one coud read the text, copy the text by hand, read through text and create short outline, and then have someone read it to you.  I can see how this would benefit someone memorizing text.  I have always heard in the past it is important to read items 3 times for memory.  I also teach this technique in the classroom.  Any thoughts on this article.  It was very interesting and I will use those simple steps in the future.

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1 Comment

  1. Mark - Productivity501 said,

    Another thing to consider is how memory fades over time. So when you first memorize you should review it in 10 minutes, then 60 minutes, then 4 hours, then the next day, then the next week, then a month later, then a year later, etc.

    That helps keep the memory active and each time you can wait progressively longer.

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