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Memory Strategies

Memory Strategies

Qualitative repetition

  • It is not the amount of times you repeat a task, but the quality of the connections you create. 
  • Use as many of your senses as possible.  Read it, write it, say it, sing it, and draw it.

Short reviews/not all-nighters

  • Review material from class for 10 minutes after leaving.
  • Review material from the day for 10 - 20 minutes before sleep.


  • Group ideas and concepts into smaller related groups.
  • Group vocabulary by 5-10 related words.

Tell a Story

  • Tell yourself or a friend about what you are learning.
  • Take the groups above and discuss their commonality.


  • Use the first letters of key words to create a new word that is easy to remember.

Play Games

  • Exercise your brain the way you exercise your body.
  • Create a game of Memory or another game to making learning more fun.  

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Wellness Tip:

                    People who eat breakfast every day are not only thinner, but more alert and ready to learn. 

Did you eat your breakfast this morning?