Have you ever been at a loss regarding the enormity of information you need to organize in brain when you prepare for an examination, paper presentation, quiz program, memory test etc? If the answer is yes, then probably you are underutilizing the amazing skills of your brain that could easily handle and organize huge amounts of information and data. The key lies in training your brain in simple ordering skills. It is possible to train our brain to organize information in different ways. One of the ways in which we can organise information in our brain and retain it for a longer duration is by doing concept mapping.
It may sound very simple but it does work wonders. You are in fact assisting your brain to organize information in a systematic manner.
Often enough, those who face the reality teaching or of having to present a paper before a group of well educated people for the first time, experience the feeling of anxiety. In some people the level of anxiety can be so high that they feel unable even to begin to prepare the material, some even postpone thinking about it until the last moment and then face those scary moments previous to and during the presentation. A good presentation of the material requires three levels of preparations. Here are some tips on how one can go about to give the best of oneself in teaching or presenting a paper before an experienced audience.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck…..” (Eccles. 3. 1-14).
Do you often feel that you have a lot to do, but have not enough time? Well, You are not alone. There are quite many people who foolishly lament over the lack of time.
Studying has two parts: learning and remembering. Learning is pinpointing the facts and ideas and understanding them; remembering is putting them into long-term storage in your head. For high test grades, you need to do both.
Remembering happens in two ways: by rote and by association. Rote memory is when you repeat something over and over again; associative memory is when you tie two things together in your mind. Associative memory is much more reliable than rote, so it’s important to use it as much as possible. Effective memorization relies on two factors: (1) how well you can integrate new information into your prior knowledge and (2) how often you rehearse or practice that information.
TIPS TO IMPROVE MEMORY
Why don’t we use our memory to its fullest potential?
For some odd reason, we tag certain information and remember it well. On the other hand, we poorly tag information that must be remembered and are never able to recall it. The “GIGO” syndrome does not work well for students at Texas A&M. Students who poorly tag or attempt to put “Garbage In” will most certainly not be able to remember and will get “Garbage Out” at test time.
YOUR MEMORY’S NATURAL RHYTHMS
Memory and related learning principles
The Principles of Short-Term and Long-Term Memory. This principle of long-term memory may well be at work when you recite or write the ideas and facts that you read. As you recite or write you are holding each idea in mind for the four or five seconds that are needed for the temporary memory to be converted into a permanent one.