Memory Skills

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Are you unable to remember important fact or figure or finding it difficult to do so?

Memory is more than recalling information for exams or trivia games. It's an important work skill that you can develop and improve.

People with good memories are often seen as knowledgeable, smart, competent, and dependable. And there are many techniques you can use to develop your own ability to remember information – and then recall it when and where you need it.

Tips to improve your memory

Link it-Connect new ideas to what you already know. For example,if you know that "either" is spelled "ei" rather that "ie",you can use this to learn that "neither" is spelled with the same pattern.

Repeat it - Repetition helps fix information in your mind, so recite facts aloud or write them down. You might have used this technique by writing spelling words over and over to help memorize them. Try it now.

Play with it - Use memory tricks,little sayings that jog your mind.

Write it down - Write important information on index cards. Use of these flash cards often help you remember historic dates, definitions, vocabularies, math formulas, and other facts and ideas.

Sing it - Songs stick in our mind because of their strong rhythm. Set important facts such as capitals,presidents and science facts to songs to help fix them in your mind.

Visualize it - As you study,form a mental picture of a person, place, thing, or ideas. Do this by imagining how it looks, smells, sounds, tastes, or feels.