As students, we strive to find several study hacks over the internet to improve our memory skills because it lessens our effort while studying. Here, encapsulating few hacks to improve your memory skills. Read as well as apply to yield the best results.
Take a walk
Yes! Take a walk especially before an exam as it improves your memory recalling power. Research conducted by Dr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois provides evidence that about 20 minutes exercise before an exam can improve performance. By the way, it’s been proven a number of times that exercise can boost memory and brain power.
Give small pauses to your monotonous day that is filled with learning while preparing for examinations. The quantity of your study time is not always equal to the quality, so take regular breaks and allow your brain to rejuvenate with other things like listening to your favorite music or solving puzzle games. According to the reports, a short break after 45 – 50 minutes study will drastically improve your focus and concentration levels.
Say a BIG No to Night-outs
Overnight success is often possible on silver screen, but only a constant effort and hard work project success on real screen (life). It is always a bad idea to wake-up all the night without allowing yourself any rest to your brain, which indirectly shows an adverse impact on your body functioning too. So have a sound sleep in the night and let it sharpen in the meantime to shine in results.
Practice makes man perfect! Not only man but also women too. Though some intentional pun intended in the latter one, it’s absolutely true. Practice makes everyone perfect. An expert is also once a beginner but the practice makes the difference. So practicing sample answers to past exam questions can help train your brain to retrieve information.
Appreciate and Reward Yourself
There is no motivation greater than appreciating yourself for your achievements. Right from a small dictation to a distinction in your final examinations celebrate every moment of your success as it pumps your confidence level sky high.
Choose an appropriate font
If you prefer soft copies to read over books then make sure to put your text font to Times New Roman as it makes your reading faster and easier as well as it more eye-catchy than the rest. Incidentally, this is the reason why Times New Roman is the default font on most applications!