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After reading something new, take time to reflect on the information you have consumed — that way, you are more likely to remember it.
There are several ways to reflect on piece of writing, from relating it to your own experiences, to noting down any important points mentioned.
Studies - Content - Hard-copy - Screen - Information
Studies show that by reading content in hard-copy, rather than through a screen, you are more likely to absorb the information you have read.
Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:
Just go back and give yourself a little time to reflect on what you just read.
"We think replaying memories during rest makes those earlier memories stronger, not just impacting the original content, but impacting the memories to come. [ ... ] Nothing happens in isolation. When you are learning something new, you bring to mind all of the things you know that are related to that information. In doing so, you embed the new information into your existing knowledge."
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With this in mind, when you give yourself a few minutes to rest and think about what you just ingested from the page, you're allowing your brain to better connect the new information to what you've already done or understand. And because the brain is wired to respond to emotions quickly and efficiently, connecting them to memory formation and the interpretation of facts and rational thought, if you can allow yourself to really acknowledge and respond to what you feel during your reading reflections, you stand a better chance of the new memories being more powerful and easier...
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