A summary of study methods and memorizing principles
Studying and memorizing is a significant issue for all students. Many of us looking for useful methods to be able to study more effectively. In this case there are some common examples of helpful methods like summarizing, highlighting and underlining.
But many psychologists believe in order to learn efficiently, we need to do more than just highlighting information indeed we need to test ourselves on it.
For instance, maybe you start learning by reading a textbook using your favorite highlighter and favorite colors, but only trying to memorize the material isn’t enough. Indeed, you need to do something with it, for example making flashcards of critical concepts and then testing yourself on them.
How fast you can remember a subject depends on how well you can retrieve information from your brain.
By repeatedly testing yourself on something, you strengthen the pathway between neurons in the brain. And more often you do this, the easier it becomes to retrieve information.
Another fact is trying to learn lots of information in a short period of time doesn’t have a good result.
Psychologist believe when you repeatedly test yourself over a longer period of time for example over weeks or month it would be very effective way to learn and memorize information.
What is 5 box system or Leitner?
There is a method to help you review and learning materials in a longer period of time. It’s called 5 box system or Leitner.
Leitner is a method which is simulated with an actual box. This box contains 5 sections. Your flashcards based on how well you memorize them are take place in one of this sections.
According to Wikipedia “In this method flashcards are sorted into groups according to how well the learner knows each one in the Leitner’s learning box. The learners try to recall the solution written on a flashcard. If they succeed, they send the card to the next group. If they fail, they send it back to the first group. Each succeeding group has a longer period of time before the learner is required to revisit the cards.”
How Lemorize can help?
But one more problem is left. Converting learning material into flashcards and review them repeatedly is time consuming and boring. It’s exactly where Lemorize comes to great help!
This free tool is designed to help you study faster, easier and get higher score. This software simulates all the explained process for you.
You’ve got just three steps to success:
- Make flashcard or use millions of ready to study flashcards: To make flashcards faster as well as typing you can take photo from your study materials and put it on the flashcards.
- Review and study: After making flashcards it’s time to study. In study mode you can review your flashcards in different orders. All flashcards that were answered correctly are promoted to the next level and which were incorrect are demoted to the first level.
- Continue this process until you memorize all pieces of information.