Our brains can not work like a muscle: stump repeat does not help much. Variety is the magic word!

Now, the substance must be applied, to be strengthened with examples and practiced: Here Fast Convert is asked where the unit must sit on the point. That is why the term “training” a better term for this process as “Repeat”. It clearly reflects the active part of this learning phase – barren, passive reading your notes you can save you.

In this article I show you my three top tips for more fun and variety when repeating!

Repeat made easy

When and how often should I repeat?

Our nerve cells are connected by synapses. These transmit electrical impulses from cell to cell. When a neuron “fires”, the chemical state changes in the synapse and the threshold is lowered. The synapse is characterized sensitive: the more often synapse transmits information, the more likely it is that she does it again.

This increased sensitivity between neurons is learning in the biological sense. It’s like a jungle: first, it is hard to find a way through the thicket. Each time the trails are passable. The training phase fixed these paths and making highways therefrom.

When and how often should I repeat?

A learning researchers drew on in 1885 self-tests for the memory of memorized (meaningless) syllables. Here it is clear that we forget quite a lot quickly, then flattens the forgetting curve. Prompt Retry  therefore makes sense. A rule of thumb is, what they have learned is to

minutes | 1 hour | 1 Day | 1 week | 1 months | 1/2 year

to repeat. This rule does not have to be adhered to meticulously. It is important that you start early to have time for the consolidation. It is estimated that one learning material about six times Repeat  need to be stored in long-term memory. That’s why we have defined several processing steps in our Progress-o-meter. Should not this rich, now come more suggestions to facilitate storage.

More variety when repeating

Create a variety show in the head!

The fabric cram repeatedly in the same way, is boring and only leads to a flat finish.we create to the wealth of knowledge we use the more methods and perspectives in learning, the more access. Even when mental training is: the active, lively, emotional, the more likely it will hang. Variety is fun and prevents fatigue.

We may vary at different levels:

Create a variety show in the head!
1. Changing Places

  • Places are memory anchor. We automatically store information about places – do you think the park bench or at the café, you fall easily if things, which you have done or learned there.
  • Take for different topics or subjects different colors (Fineliner / highlighter) and paper (different colors of copy paper is suitable for super).
  • Try to learn different languages or subjects in other areas, such. As math formulas in the attic, poems in the living room, grammar in the kitchen. Whether vocabulary sit, is perhaps checked in the park and practiced the fiery speech in the car.
  • Write related issues and facts on a page, eg., By Mind Mapping. Thus you have a point of reference ( “It was on a yellow, left, had a triangular arrangement and there was a horse painted on it – oh, it was about the three components of the engine power …”).

2. The study room is the stage (acoustic)

Our ears are important accomplice, when it comes to transfer contents unknown in our memory. Lies central passages aloud’ll explain key points. Hearing your own voice makes content catchy. We find ourselves and what we say of course particularly interesting. By modulating the effect can be further increased: start quietly at past history data and be louder current the events.

Vocabulary benefit of voices and moods: “Le soleil” brag you happy-winged out “la pluie” rather head down and disappointed voice. Forget not the inner images – you say “la pan” think of the smell of fresh bread, with “vinegar” to the biting itching in the nose when you sniff too deeply into the vinegar bottle.

As a doctor you could the Latin names of the muscles in a quiet-soft voice aloud, bone blades for dull and wooden. Or let legal prohibitions sound oberlehrer of how the admonition of the Father. For the commandments, we imitate for the mother’s voice.

As with images benefit tones of their interaction. So your desk is to the bullring. It occurred to Socrates on the left, Plato on the right. They debate eager about the meaning of life, each defends his view with fervor. Or there are plaintiff and the defendant, which are about to see in the courtroom of the study room and bitterly duel paragraph.

In addition the judge who discussed the requirements of this paragraph. Bold learning groups could such duels stage: Anton prepares theory A front, Berta theory B and both try to convince the other within 30 minutes of the correctness of their own theory: we need more market economy or improved social security? What do the Keynesians, what arguments would lead the neo-liberals against?

Create a variety show in the head!

Can not you convince this game your learning group, bear eraser and pencil sharpener the conflict in the desktop arena from. It is the evolutorisch-important function of playing that we learn the rules of a society and the views of adults. Why should not we also reconstruct arguments of political education, legal rules and theories in this way?

Musisch gifted can sing technical terms or mr appen vocabulary right. To make a singing career, you do not have even be talented as Dieter Bohlen proves impressively.

Try it out, it can not hurt! Only one request: Close the door, so your fellow men do not think you have become totally gaga. Or sit at soliloquies on a telephone headset and pretend as if you tell someone something.

3. Flashdance: flashes of the stairs Wipe

Which is our largest sensory organ? Tip: It weighs about 8 kg. The skin! On her many sensory cells are incredibly distributed, it gives us important environmental information. What would be a gentle touch of your partner without your sense of touch? And have you ever noticed how many people the exhibits in museumstouching want?

Movement can bring momentum into learning. For us it was important for millennia to hunt buffalo, instead of cramming vocabulary into the cave. The body wants to sit around movement and not always quiet in the little room. We sit a long time on the books, we breathe shallow, take less oxygen and our concentration suffers.Therefore, many can think better when walking.

Even Greek philosophers taught their students while walking. A student knitted constantly in the classroom. When her math teacher wanted to ban it, they presented him with a proposal: “If I get less than 12 points at the next exam, I hear immediately on the ropes. If I make it, please let me alone! “And? She knits today!

Worse, teachers do not know that many people learn better with movement and force students to sit still rather than to use this energy for a playful and active Information recording. I wanted the only mentioned.

Others chew his nails, so that leaves to the length of the distance until the next exam measure. One indication that the carrier (s) via the touch and sense of movement learn particularly well. Side note: carrots, kohlrabi, trail mix are more nutritious and taste better than nail polish.

Your body is a learning machine. Use it!

Take the matter “into their own hands”; use your touch and sense of movement. Try the following:

  • Repeat facts and vocabulary while jogging, debating a technical issue with a friend while strolling through the park. Even role texts can be good to rehearse walking.Personally, I like music cafes, viewpoints and cloisters to think. Have you an inspirational favorite place to study?
  • Male and sketch figures, facts and contexts.
  • chew gum helps me when I’m fidgety or distracted me slightly. Try alternatively a plasticine ball in the hand.
  • Record figures, stones or pins that symbolize for you certain concepts in the hand, if you learn concepts about these concepts. Thus they are linked to the haptic sense.
  • Cutting out information and stick them together again.
  • Games during breaks your instrument. This is a beautiful acoustic interlude, promotes concentration and can be switched off up simultaneously.
  • If you can combine exercise and learning not really try the contrast program: Move in the breaks, run the last bus home. On my daily program a short fitness stop with five loosening exercises is also firmly anchored.
  • Finished flashcards with learning content and overviews. These cards can be puzzling beautiful graphs. And here we are at the next method…