How to learn more effectively so that we don't forget?
January 20, 2010 8:36pm CST
We learn something everyday, either at work or at school. These can be learning how to operate a machine, solve algebra problems, write a computer program, learn a foreign language, etc. How do you remember what you learnt so that you don't forget them?
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21 Jan 10
Hi myzire72. The old way to remember what we learnt is keep doing that on and on. Personally I still think that this way is still capable of helping us remembering what we have learnt. If possible, we take the practice, not only the theory. Let's say we learnt about computer program, so instead of keep reading the theory, we should practice it. The with math. I found that in high school, I was a few person to be asked about math. Every friend keep talking about my ability, even some of them envy me (in a positive way though, cause I don't consider a negative behavior here). But I can tell you that none of them know how I tried solving those problems back then. I tried very hard, I solved all the problems every night, and that become a habit in my high school days, and I loved it. I realize that there are lots of new learning methods nowadays, such as quick learning, quantum learning, and others. We should really get to know this too.
23 Jan 10
Hi iharidh, you must be a very hardworking student then. Yes, repetition is one of the ways to reinforce what has been learned. I couldn't agree more. I have been doing just that for my Japanese language learning - repeatedly reading out loud every essential grammar and phrases that I learned, and repeatedly listening to the Japanese learning audio CDs which I invested. Repeating does help, and I can vouch for that too.
21 Jan 10
Practice :) When I started learning English, I used to watch cartoons in English with no subtitles (I was 8). And when I try to learn something difficult, I play a song that I like in the background. Over and over again. So when I try remembering what I learnt, I just ;play the song in my head. Works for me :)