Scientific Revision Strategy for Smart Learners (Tips to increase Human Memory)
Written by Lifeline on 12th April 2019
A trained memory is the rank-maker. It doesn’t matter how deep we study, how repeatedly we study turns scores into ranks. As we know, we have a short-term memory towards the things exposed to us for the first time. We read a book and we are attracted to it doesn’t mean we can remember it after a while. Short-term memory just makes a feeling that we understood it until some other memory files overwrite it. Every day we learn new lessons, and the older gets overwritten. It is important to learn the newer lessons, along with revising the older notes. We simply call this methodology as revising Technique.
How important is revision?
Human brain has numerous number of memory cells. If we really recognize the real potential of our brain and utilize it, every one of us can be scientists or scholars. We complain on our memory because we don’t train to remember. Think of some striking incident in your life; how do you remember it? It is because knowingly or knowingly we have revised that incident. We might have come across long-lasting impacts of that incident that makes us remember it every time. Such involuntary revision stores incidents into long-term permanent memory. So why can’t we voluntarily revise things we need to remember to increase the capacity of our brain?
Steps of Revision
- Highlight the Needful
In a three-hour-long session, not everything would be needful. Teachers may have gone through non-related topics, stress releasing ice-breakers and vast explanations. There may be thirty to forty points of academic importance and in exam point-of-view. So, highlight those points in the book or note down them separately.
- Revise before it erased
In the next twenty four hours, it is highly demanded to make a revision of the class note, probably before you sleep. It is required because we need to inform our memory we have something to be kept for long from this day. After a sleep, normally, most of the day’s things got erased. We should make strict revision before it is done.
- Repeat and Repeat
Every day you learn new lesson, start with revising the old. It not only improves the memory but also increases the confidence in you. Knowledge is something creatively arranged over one by one in our memory. As we go on, the time for active revision reduces to a few minutes and we have some upper-hand on the topics we learnt.
- Last day Review
In the previous week of exam, we feel topics fresh and strange when we open the text books. All of those would have taught during the year. But we feel them strange because we didn’t memorize them. But for those smart students who have practiced the above mentioned revision techniques, it will be much effortless to revise the topics in which they are already strong.
So, believe that no one is born with a bad memory; it is about how we train it. A sequentially trained memory is powerful enough to change the future of the individual, his society and even the nation.