You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
A) You study an entire book.
B) You study one chapter at a time and test yourself after each one.
You will learn better and remember more using method B. Frequent feedback is an important part of learning for several reasons:
First, it shows you how much you are learning, which helps keep you motivated and interested in studying. If you never give yourself feedback, you may lose interest or your mind may wander.
Second, it helps reinforce the information in your memory by using repetition.
Third, it lets you know what information you haven't learned yet and might need to study again.
To give yourself feedback, you might study with a friend and quiz each other, or you might make up your own test questions and quiz yourself.
- Memory Tests - Determine how good your memory is.
- Flash Cards - Create and use flash cards to learn new information.
- Vocab Builder - Build a better vocabulary with these words from the SAT and GRE standardized tests.