Magazine article Work & Family Life

Feeling the Pressure to Learn Faster?

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Feeling the Pressure to Learn Faster?

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With so much new information out there, it's no wonder that we would all like to think faster and absorb more of what we hear and read. Double Your Brain Power: Increase Your Memory by Using All of Your Brain, All the Time (Prentice Hall), by Jean Marie Stine, offers these tips for picking up new ideas quickly:

* TIMING COUNTS.

Tackle information you want to commit to your-shortterm memory in the morning because the part of the brain that stores short-term memory works better then. To keep items in your long-term memory, switch to the afternoon.

* BE POSITIVE about your ability to learn something new. Instead of telling yourself you won't remember a thing tomorrow, say "I've already learned a great many names, dates, computer commands. I can remember this too.

* TEST YOURSELF. …

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