Erase Your Notes To Remember Them Better

Erase Your Notes To Remember Them Better

There are lots of techniques to boost your memorisation skills. We’ve covered some of them, including talking out loud, chunking, and even switching font styles. Another technique involves erasing what you’ve already committed to memory.

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The folks at HackCollege put together a great list of memorisation techniques for students. Among them was one we’d not heard before — erasing to remember:

Willamette University’s Dr. John Terry advises writing out everything that merits memorisation in pencil prior to testing. Once committed concretely to memory, erase that information from the list. At the end of the exercise, your paper will be blank, and your mind full.

Hit up the post at HackCollege to read about other memorisation techniques you can use to boost your powers of study.

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students [HackCollege]


  • I’ve found that telling some one to remind me works. Not them actually reminding me but the act of telling some one must help embed it in my memory.

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