Did you know that the best way to remember stuff in History is to actually forget it?
Although it doesn’t initially make sense, when you know a bit more about how the brain works, it does.
What’s more, when you understand this phenomenon, you can put that knowledge to good use by designing your study habits around how your brain likes to learn.
In fact, this is what student mentor Thomas Frank of College Info Geek.com is advocating in the video below, and on an accompanying article on his website.
In both resources, Thomas not only explains why forgetting information and periodically attempting to recall it is the best way to learn, he also explains how to create flash cards to tap into those workings – both the old-fashioned hand-written style, and the modern variety in the form of apps where you can learn by using your smartphone.
I’m sure you’ll find Thomas’s take on memory and the spaced repetition learning technique both interesting and useful.