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If you want to commit something to memory, read it, try reciting it in your head, try writing out, and as long as you can't, refer back to the original thing.

If you want to record a passing thing to later commit to memory, write it in a notebook.

Following tactics can also aid the learning process:

1. Associate new ideas to existing ideas (metaphors, problem solve, story)

2. Make it less abstract (story, diagrams, touch, smell, etc)

3. Express it (restate, teach, share, tweet, blog, etc)

very much agree with this. writing things down help a lot. as another way, keep associate things with other thing in a funny way (even if it doesn't make sense, actually that even help more). I've done those two methods and found it very effective.

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