Student Success Tip – Memorizing with a twist…J
Rote memorization is a pain, but some academic subjects requireyou to memorize large chunks of text or several intricate details. The web app MemorizeNowcan help. Once you enter a block of text at MemorizeNow, you can manipulate thetext to make more or fewer of the words appear on the screen. You can alsoswitch to the ‘Letters’ view where only the first letter of each word isdisplayed (that might be particularly helpful with scientific data). According to student Emily W., ‘The interface is a bit chunky andsometimes difficult to navigate, but once you get the hang of it, it reallydoes make memorizing a lot easier!” It is certainly smoother than puttinga piece of paper on top of your notes and looking awayJ.
What other memorization tricks or tips do you use? Please feel free to share those with us and we’ll include them in a future‘Student Success Tip’. To be sure that you really understand the materialyou’ve just memorized, bring up a clean Word document and write your owndefining paragraph of what you just read. This could also be done inlonghand.
Atthe end of the day, variety of technique is how you prevent boredom instudying. Fortunately, there are a million different ways to approachacademic material. Academic Support can help you identify the most usefulmethod for you.
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