How To Master Spaced Repetition and Improve Your Memory
Hey guys, in this video we’re going to talk about what spaced repetition is and how to use it to improve your memory.
I’m Ronnie white a two-time USA memory champion and this is how i use spaced repetition to memorize more and commit to long-term memory.
Studies show us that if you learn information today and you don’t review it for 6 days, at the end of the six days you’re going to recall almost none of it. You have to have spaced repetition into ingrain something into your long-term memory.
Memory research has shown us that if we spaced out our revisions over a period of several days we will remember much more of it than if we just cram the night before a test, cramming is good for the short term but for long-term you need spaced repetition.
Four steps on how to master spaced repetition:
Step Number One:
within 20 to 24 hours are first learning the information and take notes review your notes but as you’re reviewing your notes, glanced at him but then look away and try to remember what was on your notes, try to prompt your brain to try to figure it out that action of doing that will actually cement its stronger into your memory than if you just reread it 24 hours later.
Step Number Two:
within a day do the same exercise but a little bit different way maybe when you’re out for a walk with your driving try to remember the information so you’re trying to recall it with relying on your notes even less but then go back and look at your notes fill-in-the-blanks see what you missed and seemed it that into your memory with the repetition.
Step Number Three:
for the next several days every 24 to 36 hours. Just ask yourself, give yourself mental tests measure, as you’re walking, you’re eating, you’re brushing your teeth, you’re driving ask yourself questions, what were these answers? what was what were these answers? and always keep it fresh in your mind. There it might even be good to use some flashcards software or develop a test for yourself, test with questions, and go through and answer those mock questions in that mock test if you will do this every 24 to 36 hours the next few days you’re going to find it really helps you out in your memorization of the material.
One thing i want to add to that when you’re reviewing your notes, maybe kind of speed reading just quick glance speed-reading you’re not wanted too much detail but you’re just touching on all the information speed glancing at it not diving too deep into it.
Step Number Four:
Several days before the big test. Get your notes out again and to review in detail before you were kind of speed reading. Speed glancing this time, get your notes out, read through it in detail and this is the final step going. Slow seem interested in to really put in your long-term memory using spaced repetition.
So guys, those are my four tips for spaced repetition. I think you could use them for schoolwork. You could use them for something like dance, Moves or karate moves. I do jujitsu spaced repetition is good for me after “jiu jujitsu” class. I’ll write down what the move was and in the next few days. I’ll review that move for the next few days to a cement into my long-term memory. Often find my instructor shows me a move and I don’t think about it. Then the next week i try to remember what I had learned the previous week before. Without the repetition, I don’t recall it and I’m a memory champion.