" writing lets you memorise much more"

India
May 6, 2012 11:45am CST
When we study and try to memorise everything does not go into our head. So for better memorising we need to move our three fingers out of five so whatever we read or see goes directly into our brain. So with writing we can memorise more. i write whatever i study.
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@factorial (979)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Yes, I agree! When I was in college I used to write in a board things I would like to memorize and I found it effective.
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7 May 12
yes its undoubtedly correct that writing helps to memorise things.Its because you are repeating those words in your handwritten format.I used to do this trick when i was in the school and using this trick till now.
@GardenGerty (112695)
• United States
6 May 12
I do not know that this works for everyone, but I agree. It always worked for me to take notes. I might not even study them after I wrote them, but I knew the material better. I committed it with my ears, if I heard it, and with my eyes if it was written and took notes, then by writing it I put it into my physical memory. Often on tests I could mentally "see" what I had written on a page and then write it or answer with it on a test.
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@Bluedoll (16940)
• Canada
6 May 12
It makes sense to me to go over and over and practice practice practice writing everyday what we are interested in and learn it that way. Reading, observing, writing certainly gives us that. Study what?
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@stanley777 (7251)
• Philippines
7 May 12
Yes,I agree..if you write what you learn, you can definitely remember it more since your bran is processing what you write.. But sometimes it is very tiring to always write what you study if the topic is so long.
@Bhebelen14 (5202)
• Philippines
7 May 12
I agreed. Ever since i do my best to take notes, especially during my school days where i cant afford to buy books and internet are not yet available. After school i rewrite my notes and post it beside my bed so i can read it again before going to sleep. In this way i can easy memorize and i always ready during exam.
@zarasoc (110)
• Philippines
7 May 12
Yes, writing could help us retain some words, phrases or whole information. Specially if we are really focus on it and we know or understand what we are writing. It could be a good brain exercises too or since reading can make us think or analyze.
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
7 May 12
I really do agree with this one hundred percent of the way because that is the way I used to study. I just tended to take a lot of notes about what the teacher said. A lot of notes about what the reading assignment that was right in that textbook and really everything just sort of fell together right as it was. It also allowed me the luxury of studying as the class when as opposed to trying to force it in one go. Really that is just what it would be all about. It is really all about just getting pretty much everything ready, and writing tends to just make sure you understand everything twice. When you just read over the stuff, you fall into the trap of skimming things, especially the longer you go. When you write, it actually does make you focus on a lot of the task at hand.
@KingEric (80)
• Philippines
7 May 12
I think it all depends on what type of learner you are. You can be a visual learner, an auditory learner or a kinesthetic learner. I think you're a visual learner. You need to see the things all over again for you to be able to memories it. If anyone disagrees with me, be honest and I'll accept your claims. I'm a visual learner but more of a kinesthetic learner. I need to do it before it gets stuck in my head for ages. I've tried writing Japanese words through practice writing and looking at it for tons of times and it worked for me. Good day!
• Philippines
7 May 12
Hello to all. Oh, I definitely agree! I have had professors who lectures so fast that simultaneously writing notes on what's being discussed is such a challenge. So what I do is, as soon as I can, I re-write my horrible notes (sometimes I cannot read my own handwriting if I write fast). This way, my compiliation of notes is neater and easierto read by me and by others whom I share notes with. In the process or re-writing my notes, my retention of the topic is better and I remember the lessons better and longer.
@mervyn07 (437)
• Singapore
7 May 12
Yeah, two hands up, I agreed. It is a better way to force the information into our head, but most importantly is we must understand the things we have written too
@doroffee (4228)
• Hungary
6 May 12
There are people, for whom writing the stuff to study down is what works best, like me, but I think everyone has their own personality, and different things suit them-in studying as well. I knew about the guy who drew things down when he was studying, and he managed to bring good marks home. As there are some people for whom talking out loud works better. Who knows. People should try more methods to see what suits them.
• India
6 May 12
Whatever things we see go to our temporary memory first. To take it to our permanent memory, either of the two conditions must be satisfied: [i]1. The occurrence of the incident or whatever should have an impact 2. It must be repeatedly sent to your brain again and again[/i] The second one is what we do by writing. We take it to our brain repeatedly. Both by recitation or observation and by writing. This makes our brain understand that the matter is important and instructs it to store it permanently. This is how it works. But just reading and writing won't help. You have to take some rest. Because, only during our sleep at night, our brain does the Disk burning work.... it writes the memories to our permanent storage... if we fail to take adequate rest, then our brain will not get the time to do it!