I’ve used spaced repetition and active recall help to memorize things that I already understand. It has been helpful to me.

Here is how I did it-:

  1. I UNDERSTAND something.

  2. I write short notes (version 1).

  3. I read version 1 notes. And again write some notes (version 2).

  4. I read notes version 2.

  5. I again write notes (version 3) and read them.

I keep doing this as much time I have. Generally doing this for 3 times ensures I remember everything. But that doesn't really help with learning new content.

How can I use this to learn new topics?

  • You have used this before apparently, so how did you use it then? I assume also on a new topic, right?
    – Jeroen
    Oct 29, 2021 at 12:20
  • i used it on already understood topic to memorize. huge difference.
    – gidser
    Oct 29, 2021 at 12:46
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    What sort of thing do you think you need to "memorize"?
    – Buffy
    Oct 29, 2021 at 12:53
  • I mean I am studying for university exam, so I need to memorize.
    – gidser
    Oct 29, 2021 at 14:08

1 Answer 1


Memory is an important part of learning, but not all of it. There are many techniques to help you remember stuff, but you're forgetting another important aspect of learning: practice.

Employing whatever you're trying to learn also helps with learning.

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