Most of us learned the multiplication tables or practiced
spelling words in elementary school reciting, but have forgotten just how
powerful it can be.
Recitation works for several reasons:
Some tips for recitation:
First, when you know you are going to recite something in
your own words, you pay more attention. It forces you to employ the principle
of intent to remember.
Second, you get immediate feedback. You know if you are able
to explain something in your own words out loud. You understand it.
Third, when you hear something, you have used an entirely
different part of the brain.
Brain Research Says About Recition
Make use of flashcard of anything you need to learn.
When you finish reading a paragraph in your reading assignment,
stop and recite. You will soon see that understanding what you read and
explaining it out loud are very different. If you can explain something
out loud, you are well on your way to learning it.
Find a partner and ask each other questions and answer out
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