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  • How to Remember What You Read. You can recall what you read if you decide it matters enough

  • to know and remember. Find the motivation to absorb information and improve retention.

  • You will need Techniques Purpose Visualization and focus. Step 1. Skim information slowly

  • at first to remember what you read. Never use this as a primary means of absorbing information,

  • but always as a preparation for gathering key points. Machines that train the eyes to

  • scan and select meaning and context rather than picking out the smaller letter arrangements

  • help speed reading and deepen concentration. Step 2. Read word groups rather than single

  • words by developing the habit of snapping the eyes across or down the page. Step 3.

  • Categorize and associate information you read with other knowledge in your life, to establish

  • familiar cues for retrieving facts. Step 4. Take succinct notes on significant facts and

  • information when reading books or studying for exams. Say the words aloud to hear yourself

  • and help commit it to memory. Repeat the process. Step 5. Study with purpose and confidence,

  • interacting with the material. Compare and contrast what is being memorized and paraphrase

  • for simplified understanding. Grill yourself with questions to reinforce the lesson. Avoid

  • lazily highlighting everything. Highlight key passages, words, or phrases. Step 6. Visualize

  • faces with names that have to be remembered. Link important dates in your assignment mentally

  • by picturing significant calendar events, birthdays, or holidays near the newly learned

  • dates. Step 7. Concentrate with purpose on one thing at a time -- a paragraph, a sentence,

  • or a word. Disallow any distractions, focusing on the meaning, and test to make sure you

  • have it before moving on. Step 8. Pay attention to the times of day when you're most alert

  • and schedule your study time accordingly. Work in short bursts at first to expand attention

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How to Remember What You Read. You can recall what you read if you decide it matters enough

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