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How to Memorize New Words?

As a student, I had a real problem with memorizing new words until I found a method that worked excellent for me. If you are struggling as much as I did, this article is for you.

Maria Gevorgian
Maria Gevorgian
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As a student, I had a real problem with memorizing new words until I found a method that worked excellent for me. If you are struggling as much as I did, this article is for you.

When I first started studying languages (also in school), I studied new words using a notebook. I consider this method the most popular, but it doesn’t work for most students and me.

One day I learned that there are 2 major types of memory:

1.   Visual memory
2.   Auditory memory

One of these works better for you than another one. You just need to find out which one. For me, it is auditory memory.

Visual Memory

Visual memory itself divides into reading, spelling, and writing.

If your visual memory works better, you should read (books, articles), write (run a journal, for instance), and while reading or writing, read out loud. Actually, when I just started talking, I remembered a lot of words I didn’t use and forgot. Consequently, talking helps a lot not to forget words. Try to use new words you’ve learned during your conversation.

Auditory Memory

Auditory memory is the most convenient way to memorize and enjoy learning.

When you watch a movie, listen to music or an audiobook. Also, this method can be a passive way to memorize new words. For instance, you can listen to podcasts and do your homework. 2 in 1, passive learning. You can now understand why I prefer this one. Also, human being starts talking after hearing our speech. Therefore, this method is 100 percent working.

In addition, you can mix these 2 methods—visual and auditory. You can watch a movie and write down your favorite quotes or phrases. After when you want to use it, it will associate with that movie part.

Learn phrases, not only words. For a non-native speaker, it’s a challenge to build sentences cause they are built differently. If you learn a phrase instead of a single word, it will be easier to make sentences.

I hope this article has helped you to make your studies a little easier. If you have any questions or struggling with learning, don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be glad to help!

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