The human brain is a very strange thing and we still don’t know how it works in full. Some methods of learning and memorizing knowledge have been established accidentally! One example is the fact that you tie certain memories to a specific sound or a song.
There are many other tricks which might appear odd at first, but can be used to your benefit.
Use recall techniques
Connecting words to acronyms is one of the common methods of memorizing things which are difficult to absorb at first. In a way, it is a very logical method of recalling content. By linking words to acronyms, you can slowly walk up to the knowledge you wish to remember, so to speak.
A similar technique is connecting knowledge to specific music. This is often done unintentionally and is seen in music which reminds us of specific moments in our past. It is often a feeling which was so intense, your mind recorded everything about it. For instance, your first kiss will most likely be remembered in great detail, the weather of that day, the song playing in the background, and so on.
Music is a very impactful tool and by linking it with specific knowledge, you can recall that knowledge by playing a specific song in your head.
Be it in your mind or in a physical fashion, by doing your best to visualize the content presented, you can memorize content more easily. One excellent example is the DNA chain. Whilst it sounds like a difficult thing to describe, visualizing it immediately shows you some of its main features which you can elaborate.
Physically drawing images is another option and it could be viewed as an alternative method of writing notes.
Charts and graphs are another great example of representing data in a very easy-to-understand fashion. Statistics and percentages are always easier to represent in this fashion. In fact, we are so used to viewing percentages as such that we view the phrase 100% as a whole piece of something, and not so much as a mere digit.
Think positive and give yourself credit
Learning new information can sometimes feel strenuous. It is not uncommon for students to find learning to be a frustrating task. In fact, it makes it even worse when this negative attitude is present.
If you enter the studying process with a positive attitude, you can absorb it much better. Otherwise, it is like telling your mind to avoid absorbing information and expecting it to learn at the same time.
Give yourself credit to keep yourself motivated. It might seem like an odd thing to keep in mind during such a process, but recollecting what you have learned thus far can motivate you to keep learning more. In the end, it all goes into the positive attitude which keeps pushing you forward.
Although these techniques are not commonly used by most students or anyone who is keen on education and learning, they are rather effective!