Associate information with vivid images or phrases. For example, "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" helps remember the order of operations in mathematics: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division
Create visual diagrams to organize and connect ideas. Start with a central concept and branch out with related subtopics, using keywords and images to aid recall.
Mentally associate information with specific locations in a familiar place, such as your house. As you mentally walk through the space, you recall the associated information.
Review material at increasing intervals over time to reinforce memory. Use spaced repetition software or create your own schedule to revisit information at optimal intervals.
Break down large amounts of information into smaller, manageable chunks. Organize related items together and focus on understanding the connections between them.
Picture complex concepts or information in your mind. Create mental images or stories that represent the material, making it easier to recall during exams.
Create memorable phrases or sentences where the first letter of each word corresponds to the information you're trying to remember. For instance, "HOMES" for remembering the Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior).
Explain concepts to someone else as if you're teaching them. Teaching requires you to fully understand the material and helps reinforce your memory through verbalization and engagement.
Write key terms or concepts on one side of a flashcard and the corresponding information on the other. Use them for quick review and self-testing.