Not Scheduling Reviews | Memory Mistakes #7
If you are using memory techniques and not reviewing, you are not going to remember a thing! Reviewing is what makes your images/stories stick so you need to be reviewing on a regular basis. Learning information has two parts to the equation: reviewing + learning.
When learning material, you use memory techniques to create all those images/stories and locations, right? Also, you have to review the information so you are able to remember the materiel you learned. These are the two parts. If you're missing either one, you won't be able to remember anything.
It doesn't matter if you have amazing stories but you never review them, the info will disappear. So you have to start having a schedule of reviews. If you learn something on day one, then review on day 2 and day 5 as an example.
What you are reviewing are the images/stories you created. Just because you have your images/stories in the beginning that doesn't mean they're going to last forever. Naturally the stories you are going to fade as time goes by. But reviewing makes your stories stay strong and prevent them from fading.
After reviewing the material for long enough, you're able to recall the information in your head without using any of the images or stories. But the only way to get to that point is to start reviewing every time you are learning. It doesn't matter what techniques you, you have to review or it's all pointless.
I can't emphasize that enough. Start making setting time aside to review all of your images/stories you're creating when learning. Even review all your memory palaces that you have because they fade away if you don't!
I know from personally experience about what happens if you don't review. I have to relearn the presidents of the United States. I learned them two times already haha But I didn't keep up with reviewing so I need to learn them for a third time which sucks! Please just review!
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