Have you ever needed to remember a list of words, but you weren’t sure how to memorize them? Have you ever struggled to remember what the teacher said for an important exam?

Understanding memory strategies and knowing when to use them is an important part of learning. You need to be able to store and retrieve information from your brain in an effective way. On the following pages, think about the different memory strategies and situations when you have used them. Are there any that you have never used before? Then think about times when you are required to remember information and choose a strategy that you think would help the most. Try them out and see which ones work best for you.