Improving Reading Recall    

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SET GOALS FOR YOUR READING 

Write down what information you want to gather in your reading, i.e., "I want to find out the chronological order of the 8 factors leading to the uprising." 

PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU ARE READING 

Simply stated, if you do not actively attend to the reading, the information will not "get in."  A good way is to generate questions from the text while you are reading. 

BE CREATIVE 

Develop mental pictures, mnemonics and associations to help rehearse material as you gather it. 

PRACTICE RECALLING INFORMATION 

Practice recalling information silently, in writing, aloud, using pictures, standing in line, brushing your teeth, etc. 

PRACTICE USING THE INFORMATION IN CONTEXT 

For example, once you have recalled the 8 factors leading to the uprising, practice answering questions about them.

 

 Last Modified 3/13/14