How Read And Remember What You Have Read – Five Working Tips
Alot of students have been faced with challenges pertaining on “reading & remembering what they have read”. Some people can read and write what they have read but, during an examination or classroom test, they will not remember again, why? The answer is simple but the best illustration I can give in this instance is how the toddlers adapts to new environment. Am not taking you as a toddler, so get it all wrong but their is a certain lesson to learn from the illustration. Let go;
Read & Remember What You Have Read: How Toddlers Adapts To New Environment
Let assume that a baby is born by Nigerian parents and both parent were from Yoruba tribe. Biologically, the baby supposed to understand his parent’s dialect than any other dialects or languages not only because he/she was born in Nigeria by Yoruba parents but the baby would have inherited some characters and traits from his/her parent. The baby would have inherited some vital information about his parents from Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA which scientists called information of life.
At the age of 5-months, the baby was carried abroad to America, now, the baby will start developing in new country, environment and with different people which most of them will be whites. As the child grow up, it will be difficult for him/her to understand his parents’ language again, he/she will know nothing than Americans’ lifestyle, his/her tongue will be very faster in speech than his Nigerians mate. Why all these changes? Because the brain will always adapt to what you do, think, feel, see, perceive and what you do everyday!
If you can follow and adapt with the simple tips below, you will definitely see a great change. Remember that nobody is created to be dullard or intelligence, apart from the so-called inheritance from generation to generation, our brain is unique and can be use extensively till we die. Read on;
How To Read And Remember What You Have Read – Five Working Tips
Before going to the simple and thorough explanation, let me first highlight the Five Working Tips On How To Read & Remember What You Have Read:-
- 1• Skimming The Reading Materials.
- 2• Try To Read Out Loud If It’s Not Distracting You.
- 3• Highlight/underline important Words & Phrases.
- 4• summarized what you have just learned, using your own words.
- 5• find someone to discuss what you just read, while it is still fresh in your mind!
Now, Explanation Below;
Naturally, Most people are blessed with photographic memories while some of us are not. There are some tips we can use to make our brains hold information longer. The first and basic tip is to start out by (1) skimming the reading material, instead of reading it carefully. By skimming, we can get an overall feel of what the article/book is about. We can take notes of major themes, important words, and ask ourselves what we want to learn from the material so that the second time around, while reading carefully, we can pay special attention to these points.
For some, it may helpful to (2)read out loud, while for others, it may prove to be distracting. It will definitely be beneficial to take notes. (3)Highlight/underline important words phrases, and take notes in margins, or even in a separate notebook.
After reading each section of the reading material, (4) summarized what you have just learned, using your own words. Finally, it is helpful if you can (5) find someone to discuss what you just read, while it is still fresh in your mind! By using as many of our senses as possible, eyes for reading, hands. for writing, ears and mouth for talking, we make multiple associations in our brain. By summarizing in our own words, we link new information to what know already, which also helps in remembering information for a longer period of time!
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