These tips are gathered from the book of Norwegian professor, Professor Arild Raaheim in his book «Tips and Advice for Students» (directly translated
from “Råd og tips for deg som skal studere”).
How to Remember Facts?
The book separates between
learning facts, understanding material and analytical knowledge and
skills. You may use for instance ‘Mnemo techniques’ to remember facts.
One form of such a technique could be to connect information and images
to create a story.
- We must be focused to be able to perceive and store
relevant information. In other words, we need to know how we function in
different situations and what distracts us so that we can learn to
remove these factors.
- Become aware of what you usually remember
from different situations and use this in your learning: Are you a
person who remembers faces or do you more often remember names? Your
feelings are connected to your memory and learning abilities: It’s
important to create enthusiasm for the material you are supposed to
- We learn much better when we are in a positive mood or state of
- There are some concrete questions you may ask yourself when
you work independently during lectures and before exams, to better find
out which learning methods you should use.
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