Increase YOUR Retention Levels!

Increase YOUR Retention Levels!

Often wonder how some people seem to remember so much?  What type of learner are you and how can you improve your learning experience?

Here are a few tips that can help:

  1. During the lecture – take notes, draw, doodle, add visual material to your notes.
  2. Read for 20 minutes – take a short breaks and move around.
  3. Read along in your head while your computer reads the material back to you.
  4. Recite and demonstrate ‘to yourself’ in a mirror what you have retained.
  5. Talk with other students about the subject matter.
  6. Physically practice by doing flip cards, hands-on exercises, games, coaching, etc.
  7. When you are ready to teach, you’ve mastered your subject.

Here’s a few tools that can help:

  1. During your lecture – take notes on your device.
  2. Suggestion: use online storage such as OneNote from Microsoft.
  3. Use free Concept Mapping tool such as CMAP Tools (http://cmap.ihmc.us/products/)
  4. Construct your knowledge in a way that is best suited for you, create a strong foundation and practice.

-Sandra L. Leggett

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