So your teacher starts telling the class about the next assignment. The list of requirements is long and by the time you start you’ve forgotten all but the first step. If this happens a lot, you may want to start exercising your working memory. It’s not hard to do, you just need practice. Here are three easy ways to improve your working memory:
Practice, practice, practice. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The more you repeat something, the better you’ll remember it. Repeating something after you already know it is one of the best ways to remember it and it will improve how you do on tests.
Forget the details. Well, don’t try to forget them, but instead of trying to memorize every fact, date, or equation, summarize what you want to know. Pay less attention to the details and more to the overall understanding of what you want to remember.
Play games. Yes, you read that right. There are many great video games to improve working memory. In addition, simple board and card games such as Concentration, Uno, and Go Fish can help with working-memory skills.
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