It’s really frustrating when you try to recall an information you thought you’ve memorised and you are unable to. Your brain actually stores all information it receives but the process of input will determine the output. If you memorised the right way you won’t have any trouble recalling what you’ve memorised. These steps will help you recall any information clearly.
Choose a conducive environment – For some people, a serene environment without distractions is just perfect while some others prefer public places when memorising. It is left for you to find out which of the two environments is conducive for you.
Take Green tea in preparation too. Why? There are so many scientific studies that confirm green tea as a natural catalyst for improving memory. So you may want to take a lot of it to make memorising easier for you.
2) Record what you are memorising
If you are trying to memorise an information from a lecture, use a tape recorder to acquire all the facts being spoken. Then, write and rewrite all the information, as you write you memorise unconsciously, this will help you learn the information faster.
3) Repetition is key
Now that you have everything written down as notes, use verbal and listening repetition to help you remember the order of things:
Read the object twice or thrice, remember you cannot memorise a whole page at once, you either have to take two sentences at once or a paragraph, depending on the numbers of lines in each paragraphs.
Try to say it without paper
Read the first and second objects and try to say them without paper.
Read the first, second and third objects and try to say them without paper.
Continue this process until you can recite all lines in the paper, once you are at the end of the list, try to recall and recite all you have memorised without paper, three times.
If you are unable to recite correctly all three times, start all over.
4) Take a break
Do something you like, take a walk, talk to a friend or play a game. Relax your brain and give it time to encode what you’ve memorised into your long-term memory.
5) Check your memorisation
After the break, test yourself again to see if you’ve still memorized everything. If you get it all right, you probably have it. If not, work on the sections you’re having trouble with. Then take another short break and come back again. Pace around the room while studying and repeating the information to yourself. By walking around, you will use both your right and left brain and will memorize the material much easier.