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Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by kowasco(m): 3:49pm On Feb 09, 2019
please help me nairalanders I use to forget what I read fast please what can I do
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Mariangeles(f): 4:09pm On Feb 09, 2019
kowasco:
please help me nairalanders I use to forget what I read fast please what can I do

Do not read too much at a time
Write down short key points on what you've read
Meditate on what you've read
Reading out loud to yourself might help also

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by apelike1: 4:10pm On Feb 09, 2019
kowasco:
please help me nairalanders I use to forget what I read fast please what can I do
stop watching porn!

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Mariangeles(f): 4:17pm On Feb 09, 2019
apelike1:
stop watching porn!
It happened to you when you were watching porn ??

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by apelike1: 4:28pm On Feb 09, 2019
Mariangeles:
It happened to you when you were watching porn ??
no!

But happened to alot of people similar to your case.

I only council them
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Chenzee(m): 4:40pm On Feb 09, 2019
You think and worry about other things too much...E.g that extravagant and nagging gf of yours..You are too young for that...Just quit with her and stop thinking ...After that, go back and read. I assure you, u ain't gonna forget nothing.. Thank me later....

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by ritzyvic1(m): 4:53pm On Feb 09, 2019
The fact is that the information you couldn't remember is still stored in your memory but you couldn't retrieve them. Its just like storing a file in a computer and forgetting the file name or location. Find a way to be associating things you want to memorize with something already familiar to you or a mnemonic word. For instance, I remember using an acronym formed from the 1st letter of drug names to cram all HIV drugs

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by SamuelLoch: 4:53pm On Feb 09, 2019
Now this is simple, you did not encode the text you read into the long-term memory.
Remember that there are three types of memory:
1. Short term memory
2. Working memory
3. Long term memory.
Like I said earlier, you did not encode well, so your hours of reading suffered to your short-term memory which last for some hours.
The possible solutions are,
1. Free your mind off thoughts - This is really difficult but try to distract it with unknown musical instrumentals (I try rap and Indian songs) or a very sensitive environment where people are watching you. This again might be difficult due to your type of learning.

2. Space your reading sessions - this is one of the most reliable way of retaining all you've read. Read in fits-and-starts. For instance, read from 4 - 7am, go do some other activities, continue reading from say, 12 - 2pm, revise what you've read and read something new again before sleep, say, 9pm - 10pm. For everytime you get rest or take a break, the brain syncs the information and tries to transfer the information to the working memory.

3. Relate the text to events - this is the best way to retain information. Syncing your readings to events quickens the long-term memory. Let's say you're reading about Cognitive Development, trying to relate the topic to the stages of development in humans from birth using a friend as an example would help you take in the information about Cognitive Development.
Another could be to write down the key-terms in the text you're reading, then map it on a piece of paper. You could also try the first alphabets of some terms and make a word/sentence out of it. This would help you memorize a very long paragraph, sincerely.

4. Revise - One best way to revise is to set quantitative and qualitative questions about the texts you've covered. Then, try to answer the questions over and over again.

5. Explore different reading environments - Unfortunately, this doesn't do much in some campuses in Nigeria. On your own, try to read at a corner in your room, read on the bed (but ensure you don't sleep off), read while on the floor, read with music, read with people around you, read in the kitchen, read in the toilet, read outside, maybe under a tree free of animals, read in a garden, read at the bus stop etc.
This may sound crazy, but sincerely, you are gradually building an environment where nothing or nobody can disturb your concentration. And at the same time, your memory would find events that would help you take information into the long-term memory which you'd remember after years.

5. Share with friends - This way, you're gradually transferring whatever you're discussing into your long-term memory. Teach your friends what you've discovered and hear from them too.

6. Get sleep and nutrition - Every other thing above might be put in place but with less expected outcome in return. Give the body what it needs to function well. Look-up "foods for the brain" and inculcate the ones you can afford then get good sleep.


With all of this in place, you would memorize an entire textbook, make it a challenge...

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Mariangeles(f): 5:03pm On Feb 09, 2019
apelike1:
no!

But happened to alot of people similar to my case.

I only council them
Yeah...you can only council people based on experience !
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by apelike1: 5:15pm On Feb 09, 2019
Mariangeles:
Yeah...you can only council people based on experience !
are you trying to play sacasm game ?undecided
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by kowasco(m): 6:56pm On Feb 09, 2019
SamuelLoch:
Now this is simple, you did not encode the text you read into the long-term memory.
Remember that there are three types of memory:
1. Short term memory
2. Working memory
3. Long term memory.
Like I said earlier, you did not encode well, so your hours of reading suffered to your short-term memory which last for some hours.
The possible solutions are,
1. Free your mind off thoughts - This is really difficult but try to distract it with unknown musical instrumentals (I try rap and Indian songs) or a very sensitive environment where people are watching you. This again might be difficult due to your type of learning.

2. Space your reading sessions - this is one of the most reliable way of retaining all you've read. Read in fits-and-starts. For instance, read from 4 - 7am, go do some other activities, continue reading from say, 12 - 2pm, revise what you've read and read something new again before sleep, say, 9pm - 10pm. For everytime you get rest or take a break, the brain syncs the information and tries to transfer the information to the working memory.

3. Relate the text to events - this is the best way to retain information. Syncing your readings to events quickens the long-term memory. Let's say you're reading about Cognitive Development, trying to relate the topic to the stages of development in humans from birth using a friend as an example would help you take in the information about Cognitive Development.
Another could be to write down the key-terms in the text you're reading, then map it on a piece of paper. You could also try the first alphabets of some terms and make a word/sentence out of it. This would help you memorize a very long paragraph, sincerely.

4. Revise - One best way to revise is to set quantitative and qualitative questions about the texts you've covered. Then, try to answer the questions over and over again.

5. Explore different reading environments - Unfortunately, this doesn't do much in some campuses in Nigeria. On your own, try to read at a corner in your room, read on the bed (but ensure you don't sleep off), read while on the floor, read with music, read with people around you, read in the kitchen, read in the toilet, read outside, maybe under a tree free of animals, read in a garden, read at the bus stop etc.
This may sound crazy, but sincerely, you are gradually building an environment where nothing or nobody can disturb your concentration. And at the same time, your memory would find events that would help you take information into the long-term memory which you'd remember after years.

5. Share with friends - This way, you're gradually transferring whatever you're discussing into your long-term memory. Teach your friends what you've discovered and hear from them too.

6. Get sleep and nutrition - Every other thing above might be put in place but with less expected outcome in return. Give the body what it needs to function well. Look-up "foods for the brain" and inculcate the ones you can afford then get good sleep.


With all of this in place, you would memorize an entire textbook, make it a challenge...
thanks bro and also am a very slow reader am not fast how can i be fast in my reading
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by naxman(m): 9:10pm On Feb 09, 2019
effect of pornographic movies and masturbation...
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by SamuelLoch: 9:56pm On Feb 09, 2019
kowasco:
thanks bro and also am a very slow reader am not fast how can i be fast in my reading

One way to read fast is to try another reading method.
There's a type/method of reading termed "skimming", it is said to be the best and fastest.
Skimming is when a reader skims-through a book hastily. This is how skimming works, you start with the page where what would be discussed in the entire book is summarized - the topic highlights and the about the book.
Now, read through each chapter, don't write anything or underline. This way, your brain automatically would pick what it finds most interesting, plus some text are saved in the memory.
Do this for the first few chapters (divide the entire book and deal with the first fraction).
After you must have skimmed through, now go back to chapter one and try to read 250 words per minute.
Each line of a book is assumed to have 10 words, so 25 lines in a minute. You would be a little faster because your brain would relate to the texts since you skimmed through but you wouldn't meet to the 1 minute target initially, because continuous practice makes perfection.
Keep reading and trying, over time you would get better...

When you get a hang of what the chapter is about, you can then underline, memorize etc.


There's a TedX video of 'how to read a book a day' on YouTube, you should watch it.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Hed0nist: 11:10pm On Feb 09, 2019
Stop weed first if you de blow. If not follow the other good advice on the thread.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by clive2u(m): 1:38am On Feb 10, 2019
just do wat d first person said. read and imagine it like movies, thats if u b movie person
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Ekpekus(m): 1:59am On Feb 10, 2019
SamuelLoch:
Now this is simple, you did not encode the text you read into the long-term memory.
Remember that there are three types of memory:
1. Short term memory
2. Working memory
3. Long term memory.
Like I said earlier, you did not encode well, so your hours of reading suffered to your short-term memory which last for some hours.
The possible solutions are,
1. Free your mind off thoughts - This is really difficult but try to distract it with unknown musical instrumentals (I try rap and Indian songs) or a very sensitive environment where people are watching you. This again might be difficult due to your type of learning.

2. Space your reading sessions - this is one of the most reliable way of retaining all you've read. Read in fits-and-starts. For instance, read from 4 - 7am, go do some other activities, continue reading from say, 12 - 2pm, revise what you've read and read something new again before sleep, say, 9pm - 10pm. For everytime you get rest or take a break, the brain syncs the information and tries to transfer the information to the working memory.

3. Relate the text to events - this is the best way to retain information. Syncing your readings to events quickens the long-term memory. Let's say you're reading about Cognitive Development, trying to relate the topic to the stages of development in humans from birth using a friend as an example would help you take in the information about Cognitive Development.
Another could be to write down the key-terms in the text you're reading, then map it on a piece of paper. You could also try the first alphabets of some terms and make a word/sentence out of it. This would help you memorize a very long paragraph, sincerely.

4. Revise - One best way to revise is to set quantitative and qualitative questions about the texts you've covered. Then, try to answer the questions over and over again.

5. Explore different reading environments - Unfortunately, this doesn't do much in some campuses in Nigeria. On your own, try to read at a corner in your room, read on the bed (but ensure you don't sleep off), read while on the floor, read with music, read with people around you, read in the kitchen, read in the toilet, read outside, maybe under a tree free of animals, read in a garden, read at the bus stop etc.
This may sound crazy, but sincerely, you are gradually building an environment where nothing or nobody can disturb your concentration. And at the same time, your memory would find events that would help you take information into the long-term memory which you'd remember after years.

5. Share with friends - This way, you're gradually transferring whatever you're discussing into your long-term memory. Teach your friends what you've discovered and hear from them too.

6. Get sleep and nutrition - Every other thing above might be put in place but with less expected outcome in return. Give the body what it needs to function well. Look-up "foods for the brain" and inculcate the ones you can afford then get good sleep.


With all of this in place, you would memorize an entire textbook, make it a challenge...
Awesome piece of advice
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by SamuelLoch: 3:00am On Feb 10, 2019
Ekpekus:

Awesome piece of advice
Yeah! Thanks Ekpekus.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Kylekent59: 8:56am On Feb 10, 2019
Just take it as a mere gossip that's all.


If I tell you how I traveled to owerri and the woman I met on a bus and how we got along, you will be able to tell someone else even without skipping a word.


But when it comes to reading, you won't pay attention.


That's the secret.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Fidelismaria: 9:08am On Feb 10, 2019
Kylekent59:
Just take it as a mere gossip that's all.


If I tell you how I traveled to owerri and the woman I met on a bus and how we got along, you will be able to tell someone else even without skipping a word.


But when it comes to reading, you won't pay attention.




That's the secret.

Lol
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by kowasco(m): 9:22am On Feb 10, 2019
SamuelLoch:


One way to read fast is to try another reading method.
There's a type/method of reading termed "skimming", it is said to be the best and fastest.
Skimming is when a reader skims-through a book hastily. This is how skimming works, you start with the page where what would be discussed in the entire book is summarized - the topic highlights and the about the book.
Now, read through each chapter, don't write anything or underline. This way, your brain automatically would pick what it finds most interesting, plus some text are saved in the memory.
Do this for the first few chapters (divide the entire book and deal with the first fraction).
After you must have skimmed through, now go back to chapter one and try to read 250 words per minute.
Each line of a book is assumed to have 10 words, so 25 lines in a minute. You would be a little faster because your brain would relate to the texts since you skimmed through but you wouldn't meet to the 1 minute target initially, because continuous practice makes perfection.
Keep reading and trying, over time you would get better...

When you get a hang of what the chapter is about, you can then underline, memorize etc.


There's a TedX video of 'how to read a book a day' on YouTube, you should watch it.
OK Thanks

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Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by llaykorn: 9:49am On Feb 10, 2019
A very important thing to do when you memorize lists or definitions is attach everything to a clear graphical image in your memory. A long list could be turned into a movie plot and you should revise by playing the movie plot out in your head. For example, I had to memorize a list that contained these: primary shaping processes, machining processes, joining processes, surface finishing processes....

So I started with a workshop and the first thing I see is primary school kids shaping metal in their uniform. That's primary shaping process. Beside them, there's a man on a machine yelling at the kids. Machining Process. Farther down, there's a man yelling at the kids to be fast, he wants to join the metals they shape together, and that's for joining processes and farther down the workshop there's a.....

This is the method of association. You don't just try to memorize words. Everything should come with a picture, a movie plot, something you can imagine.

In another example, I had to memorize this. "A functional layout is used for batch or moderate production. It specifies the path for group technology and it is used for maintenance operations of the non-reputitive type. The breakdown of a machine does not stop the production process.

Now I'm in a jeans production workshop. The machines are arranged in the fucntional layout. On each machine, there's a batch of of jeans on one side and on the other side a smaller batch to stand for moderate. There are complex paths between the machine arrangements and this stands for "specifies the path for group technology". A worker calls out to another worker to help repair his radio and the other one tells him to never bring the radio again. This stands for "maintenance of non-reputitive type" and one of them laughs that when his machine breaks down, the radio owner won't help him and finally he reminds them that "machine breakdown does not stop production process".

This seems like a complex idea, but it's actually very easy and interesting to use. I've memorized long boring lists, definitions and the likes this way and reproduced them sequentially. All I have to do is to follow the images in my head, the pictures, the movie plots and produce whatever I attached to them.

A memory champion explains how this works in this TED talk. Please watch it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsC9ZHi79jo

Don't ignore this. Try it out. Ask me questions if you're confused about how it works.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Nobody: 12:29pm On Feb 10, 2019
Sorry to ask, Are you in anyway Related to PMB either by BLOOD or POLITICAL PARTY ...??
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by IFEOLUWAKRIZ: 1:19pm On Feb 10, 2019
apelike1:
no!

But happened to alot of people similar to your case.

I only council them

Counsel *

Some of us become more intelligent when watching folks ferociously bleeping each other coupled with that melodious sounds emanating from our phones. Oh! Heaven knows I can hit 99 on law of contract with such effortless ease if I were allowed into an exam hall with porn video playing on my phone.

Porn and weed are just keys to unprecedented success in all life endeavours.

I'm still Alhaji IFEOLUWA Farook
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Donmoscojaja(m): 4:30pm On Feb 10, 2019
what are you thinking about??
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Queenara(f): 6:52pm On Feb 10, 2019
IFEOLUWAKRIZ:


Counsel *

Some of us become more intelligent when watching folks ferociously bleeping each other coupled with that melodious sounds emanating from our phones. Oh! Heaven knows I can hit 99 on law of contract with such effortless ease if I were allowed into an exam hall with porn video playing on my phone.

Porn and weed are just keys to unprecedented success in all life endeavours.

I'm still Alhaji IFEOLUWA Farook



Really shocked
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by IFEOLUWAKRIZ: 6:57pm On Feb 10, 2019
Queenara:




Really shocked

grin grin

Longtime. I take style miss you wink cry
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by jantyjoe120: 8:19pm On Feb 10, 2019
u sabi jireh
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Queenara(f): 9:17pm On Feb 10, 2019
IFEOLUWAKRIZ:


grin grin

Longtime. I take style miss you wink cry


cheesy grin Ikr.

Kind of same here cool
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by IFEOLUWAKRIZ: 9:59pm On Feb 10, 2019
Queenara:



cheesy grin Ikr.

Kind of same here cool

I'm elated like someone that just got USA visa cool
I will send you a message when I'm back to WhatsApp wink
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Queenara(f): 7:20am On Feb 11, 2019
IFEOLUWAKRIZ:


I'm elated like someone that just got USA visa cool
I will send you a message when I'm back to WhatsApp wink



grin cheesy Okay.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by tollar90(m): 4:12pm On Mar 15, 2021
This is coming late, but I just want to say my own smiley
SQ3R
Survey: Pick chapter, dont read yet, just get farmiliar with all the headings, things in bold, the pictures, anything that the author clearly considers important. This will serve as the structure of the chapter. Like a shelf, to later insert materials into.
Question: If author provide questions, look at them. They signify the concepts the author values more than others. If the author doesn't provide questions after the chapter THEN, while you read a page think like the examiner and make up exam questions eg. 3 per page.
Read: Well, now read. Hopefully, by properly surveying and questioning, you will have demystified the material, making it semi-solid and easy to digest.
Recite: To test your understanding on a concept, ask the question, look away from the book (or close book) and recite the answer offhead (dont decieve yourself by looking a the answer first.
Review: This part is very important. If you watch too much film about Superbrain genius photographic memory people (like KyleXY, Sherlock Holmes,etc), you may want to forget that all that is fiction and we are only humans, with human memory. If we dont review information properly after learning, our brains just labels it garbage and deletes it.
Luckily there is one resource that has saved lives of many students when it comes to reveiwing; that is flashcards. Put your questions/answers in a computer-based flashcard system called Anki. Anki will ensure you dont forget what you learned (GUARANTEED).
But it is not magic, you will perform better if you are prompt in giving anki the question right after it is treated in class, and studied by you, so that you have time for multiple review before the exam. In a nutshell, it is not for cramming 3 days before the exam, but for making you see a question and pass(or fail/correct/review) it enough times before the exams.
Also go to youtube to get advice on making good anki flashcards, because you can make bad flashcards with ambiguous questions, long answers, etc.

You can tell I wrote this post majorly to inform those that dont yet know about Anki grin. Anki is the real deal.
Re: Please Nairalanders I Use To Forget What I Read Easily What Can I Do by Dtruthspeaker: 9:59pm On Mar 15, 2021
kowasco:
please help me nairalanders I use to forget what I read fast please what can I do

If you are reading what you do not like or what you are not interested in, then you are reading the wrong course or subject!

At least it will be a problem half solved once you know that you do not like the subject and why you do not like it!

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