Most people (including some students revising for exams!) complain that they suffer from a poor memory. Every self-help book designed to improve your memory provides numerous examples of effective memory strategies (known as mnemonics). However, many of these memory strategies are only useful in certain circumstances that do not occur often in everyday life. This article will also look at ways of improving memory that have more general applicability.
What is the secret ingredient in successful memory strategies? In fact, there are various ingredients and the precise recipe varies from strategy to strategy. However, what is really important if you want to improve your memory is to make full use of your existing knowledge when learning something. Using your existing knowledge makes it much easier to organise the information you are trying to learn.
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