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MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#1 13 years ago

What's the fastest and most efficient way to learn things by heart?




JP(NL)

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#2 13 years ago

repeating whatever the hell it is you want to learn. repeat. repeat. repeat.

repeat.

repeat.




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#3 13 years ago

First of all it is very important that you have read the text atleast onces in advance, then simply read the text very closly (not really studying but read the text with lots of attention nonetheless. Now you will know which parts are rather obvious, simple to learn or very hard. -mark the obviois/easy/hard parts or write them down). Then start by studying the parts that shoudl be easy to learn. Then repeat the obvious and easy parts by testing yourself if you know all this info. If not start all over again (if you have the time, else start re-studying the parts at which you failed).

Then take a break (you should have done so a couple of times already depending on the lenght of the text to learn) and start learning the hard parts. Apply the same steps here as in the "learn the easy parts" part.

How to actually learn a pice of text? Simply lockyourself up on your bedroom, ly down on your bed or sit behind your desk. Make sure that you are in a quite place and that nobody will disturb you. Also make sure that there are no destruxtion like the tv or computer (put the remote away if you are afraid of watching the tv). You can also put on some music although i prefer to study in a totlly quite enviroment. Take a 5 minute break every hour.




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#4 13 years ago

make a song about it, but if it's a song... I don't know




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#5 13 years ago

Hypnopaedia is the way to go, though it is rather "buggy"...




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#6 13 years ago

is it possible to memorize something by recording something then playing it on loop during your sleep? i want to memorize a textbook this way :p




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#7 13 years ago

It has been shown to work, but not well. For example, you may repeat something like "Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world at 29,029 feet".

However, if you ask the person after sleeping "What is the tallest mountain?" it doesn't always click. You have to start out with "Mt. Everest is the.." and they can finish the sentence. This affects some but not all. Best bet it to learn it while awake.




Da-Ko

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#8 13 years ago

Read whaetever you want to memorize 3 times. Then copy it on a piece of paper 3 times. Then try to copy it to a piece of paper without looking at the others. Then check it and memorize it more. Also there have been studys done that show pain can actulay help you memorize things, but ive never tried that much. Scientists placed the arm of someone in ice water then had them read something. It proved that the brain memorzes things when it is experincing pain.




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#9 13 years ago

The best way to learn something by heart is to do it slowly and often. Try and integrate it into your life. Sitting there are reading it over and over gets boring and you will most likely forget it soon after. Like if you are learning vocab., then try using the words often when you talk.




colonel_bob

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#10 13 years ago

If its a short phrase, repeating it outloud to yourself for an hour or two can is always fun, even if it doesn't work.

Thats how I memorized this pi to the 18th decimal place in math class.

3.141592653589793238...