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As you look around you will see that everyone that you hang around with is different in his or her own way. Some of your friends may have the ability to do something in ways that you cannot. Some of us have the ability to recall and remember details to specifics, while others seem to forget frequently. Therefore, I will list a few simple rules below that you can use to sharpen your short-term memory. The rules will help you during study hours, and as you proceed to study toward taking tests.

Rules #1 don’t overdo it; take your time at what time you are trying to remember your past. Don’t dig into it all at once, take your time, and think about it. Your mind needs time to relax and take a break from things to so that it will be able to go again. You can also follow this simple rule while studying for tasks. Instead of working long hours, try to break down study time. Some people attempt to sit six or more hours at a desk, battering their minds to achieve. This is often a bad idea because the mind will tire out and the short-term will often fail to retain all details to specific.

Rule #2 take session’s one at a time, you don’t need to exercise your mind just in the morning you need to break it up so that you can do a little a time at different points throughout the day.

Rule #3 speak what you need to remember aloud, as you are trying to remember something try to speak it before you try to recall it from your memory.

Rule #4 you must find the meaning for you while trying to remember your memories. What I am saying is that you need to have a reason for what you are doing so that you can keep striving to meet your goal. This brings in inspiration, which is an essential element in sharpening the mind. If you don’t have inspirations, you might as well look for something else to read. Inspirations are what drive us to do what we do each day. It is what drives us to reach our goals.

Rule #5 at what time you are trying to learn something that is rather difficult for you, you must be able to focus all of your attention to that one particular thing. At what time you are trying to sharpen your short-term memories, you need to have no interruptions. NOTE: Some people need background interrupters while studying. However, new studies are showing that the mind still works best at what time it is not interrupted.

Rules #6 repeat what you have learned, every time that you learn something new you need to be able to go over it repeatedly so that it leaves and impression on your mind. The old saying, actions speak louder than words are proven. If you put forth effort, you will go a long way in sharpening the mind.

I hope that this information was useful to you; I know that if you truly put your mind to it that you will be able to soar through your memories, with no problem. No matter how old you get you will never be too old to learn. As long as you live, you will learn something new everyday. It is up to you however, to make sure that you keep your mind in top-notch shape. Your mind is your treasures never stop searching for your lost treasure. Your mind is your reference guide to the future.

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A primer in efficient learning styles and study habbits

1. Learning with understanding

To learn is not only to 'get some new stuff into your memory' - it is as much to reflect on 'what you already know' and to generate a higher level of understanding.

I think the old saying of being wise meant exactly that:: to have distilled a lot of general understanding building on own experience and what the reflections had brought them to understand.

In modern time to learn has a lot to do with the interaction between own experience and reflections and the input and dialog with a person having a kind of a coach function. Typical a teacher has this coach function. And othen text books and other stucy material supplement the function of the teacher, or the computer take over some functions of the teacher.

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2. Rote learning

We should not underestimate the value of rote learning, but just be aware that it has nothing to do with meaningful learning and shouldn't be an important part of the normal school life. In school students should learn new things by being active reflecting on the new knowledge and be helped to link it to their previous knowledge and experience.

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3. Memory and study

To remember has of course still a critical role in our learning process. Without having the ability to remember our reflections and experience no learning will be able to give any result. Read more about memorization below.

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4. Mental imagery

We have an exceptional ability to remember pictures and to generate mental pictures or mental imagery. This is one of the stronges tools we have too, to remember what ever we want to remember.

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5. The process of reviewing

All kind of knowledge and learning need to be reviewed a number of times before we can remember it 'forever'.

The process of reviewing is a natural proces - we think back on important aspects and experiences of our life, and in that way we keep them alive in our memory.

For learning as part of study the review periods could take the following scedule

After one hr.

After one day

After one week

After one month

After one year.

6. Wrapping up

Link new things together with old knowledge and

link the new knowledge together.

Use mental imagery to help remember things, and

activate as many senses as possible to keep it in the memory,

use listening, speaking, drawing and kinestetics to store the new things in your memory.

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7. Useful tools for learning and memory

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