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5 techniques to enhance your memory

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Every GATE aspirant has to face a tremendous amount of competition to crack the GATE, which is quite infamous for being the one of the most difficult exam at the graduate level. As you very well know that most of the subjects at the undergraduate level form a part of GATE curriculum so it becomes quite difficult to retain such a huge database of concepts. It is no surprise that students with a better memory power tend to perform better at it and thus, stand a better chance to get selected.This article contains some ways that you can try to improve your memory power so that he can have an edge over the competition.

1) Avoiding stress– The stress or anxiety is a major enemy of the brain. It decreases the concentration level causing the person to lose focus. This is not very helpful for the students who are trying to remember different concepts and formulae for the exams.
So, whenever you are studying don’t be bogged down by the lack of time or vastness of the course but rather study with a cool head so that your efficiency will increase by leaps and bounds.

2) Visualization– Understanding the concepts behind the method used for solving has a much greater retentivity in the mind rather than just mugging up the whole method. Creating a physical picture in the mind helps in remembering how to approach the questions.
Suppose that you remember the approximate formula for “Voltage Regulation” in Transformers but don’t remember where it came from then you may suffer if you forget even one term in the formula but if you have a good understanding of “Voltage Regulation” then you may derive the formula or rather calculate it by exact method. Also, if you are good at concepts behind a formula then you confidence level is up and you have much better chance of  doing well in exam than other who don’t know the concept behind a formula.
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3) Repetition– For building up a memory for a long term, this method seems to be the most efficient. Even after understanding the concept properly, people tend to forget it after some time as memory is a limited resource. The recent memories tend to remain clearer than a concept learnt a year ago. Therefore, it is needed that we keep revising the old concepts too after a specific interval of time which may vary according to individual capacity.

4) Breaking into parts– It can be easier to remember a problem as a combination of different smaller problems which require relatively simple concepts to solve rather than looking at it as a huge complicated question. Not only does it help in crossing a psychological barrier that is formed, but it also helps in better absorption and thus helps in creating a long-lasting memory.
As for an example, people are generally not comfortable with “Electrical Machines” because the question as a whole looks very difficult but if you can break it into small parts then it becomes easier like if i wish to calculate Efficiency of a machine then i must first target to find the losses and then efficiency can be easily calculated and now since weight-age of core subjects has increased in recent years so this thing can be rank maker.

5) The method of loci– This ancient method is also known as the memory palace. It is essentially an art of attaching the new information to the previous facts which we won’t forget easily and building up the new concepts upon them. For example, when reading out a list, we can associate the places they have been allotted to the articles in the list for forming up a chronological sequence in which they should logically occur.
These ways have helped many of the students to develop a strong memory which equipped them with a great tool to ace the GATE.
This you may also seen in the famous TV Series called “Sherlock Homes” and believe me when i say that this thing is for real.
Hope that this article was helpful for the readers too. Please revert back with your queries in the comments and share this your friends who are fellow GATE Aspirants so that they can also benefit. For more information on GATE exams visit:

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