Jot down and participate
Let’s face it; lectures are boring (unless you have a really dynamic speaker). In order to help you get as much useful information from these lectures, bring a note book with you and take notes. The act of taking notes is not only for recording information but it’s also to help you pay attention by keeping you engaged in the lecture. As a follow up, be sure to ask questions…any questions. The act of mutual conversation between you and the lecturer is another form of engagement that will create a mental link to the information being shared.
Set-up A Schedule… And Stick to It
Cramming for an exam the night before is not the wisest course of action. Rather, plan ahead and schedule manageable study times throughout the week. This will make it easier for you to retain the information you study.
There’s nothing wrong with being a sleepyhead, especially when you’re studying most of the time. Getting a good amount of sleep every night replenishes the energy you used up during the day and repairs the worn out cells of the body.
Eat for Your Body and Mind
Foods that contain vitamins and minerals that is good for the brain is essential when studying. Blueberries, blackcurrants, sage, nuts, green leafy vegetables, fish, whole grains, tomatoes and vitamin B complex supplements are just some of the surefire brain boosting foods that you’ll want to load up on to enhance memory retention.
Sweat It Out
The most effective brain exercise is physical exercise. Sweat it out in the gym or go jogging at a nearby park. Yoga, Zumba and some martial arts routines are amazing in keeping you calm and collected so your brain is always refreshed with a good supply of oxygen.