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Erase Your Notes to Remember Them Better

Walter Glenn , Gawker Media

Erase Your Notes to Remember Them Better

There are all kinds of techniques to boost your memorization skills. We've covered some of them, like talking out loud , chunking , and even just switching font styles . Another technique involves erasing what you've already committed to memory.

The folks at HackCollege put together a great list of memorization techniques for college students. Among them was one we'd not heard before-erasing to remember:

Willamette University's Dr. John Terry advises writing out everything that merits memorization in pencil prior to testing. Once committed concretely to memory, erase that information from the list. At the end of the exercise, your paper will be blank, and your mind full.

Hit up the post at HackCollege to read about other memorization techniques you can use to boost your powers of study.

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students | HackCollege

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