• Question: what's the best way to remember information

    Asked by land to Yee Whye, Valerie, Nick, Mackenzie, Lin, Jun, Jacob, Brian, Anna on 14 Nov 2019.
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      Jacob Leygonie answered on 14 Nov 2019:

      Of course that depends on people: some like to hear from someone else in order to understand and remember and others prefer to read.

      Here are a few ways of remembering things that I have empirically collected so far:

      – Learn something 3 times if you want it to stick in your mind.

      – Reproduce the knowledge on your paper: take note of what you want to learn.

      – Draw examples, with details, of the complicated notions you want to learn. You will associate images to knowledge in this way.

      To remember things on the long term, I did not found any great technique yet.