How should I improve memory for remembering answers?

Q: Can you suggest any ways in which I can improve my ability to remember? I quickly forget what I learn in business studies, in particular.

A: There are a number of tried and tested techniques for improving memory.

  1. Focus your attention on the materials you are studying.
  2. Relate new information to things you already know.
  3. Elaborate and rehearse the information you are studying.
  4. Structure and organize the information you are studying.
  5. Avoid cramming by establishing regular study sessions.
  6. Utilize mnemonic devices to remember information.
  7. Visualize concepts to improve memory and recall.
  8. Teach new concepts to another person.
  9. Pay extra attention to difficult information.
  10. Vary your study routine.

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