How to Stop Forgetting
Memory is something we’ve covered a few times on the podcast before, but it’s always worth coming back to with more ideas and tips.
In this episode, I share advice on how you can stop forgetting English vocabulary, 2 methods of learning new vocabulary that suit all types of learners and personality types, expressions related to memory and forgetting, and at the end I give some advice on general memory and forgetfulness.
I think there’s a lot of value packed into this episode so listen carefully and I’m sure you’ll take away something valuable.
- Memory like a sieve: Refers to someone who has a very poor memory and forgets things easily.
- Draw a blank: Failing to remember something you should know.
- Lose one’s train of thought: When someone forgets what they were talking about or loses their focus during a conversation or presentation.
- Photographic memory: Describes the ability to remember visual details with exceptional accuracy.
2 Methods of Study
In the episode, I spoke about 2 ways to learn vocabulary. Which type feels best for you?
- Study everything (eg. write them down, examples sentences, flashcards, etc) and try to keep everything in your mind
- Have faith that with enough input, the important things will stick
Tips to Stop Forgetting
In terms of language learning:
- Review what you learn
- Get lots of input
- Say things out loud
- Use rhythm and music
- Use mnemonics
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Get exercise
- Stay organised
- Don’t identify as a forgetful person
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
- Manage stress
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