How does a student remember his studied material better? After research, people turn out to store knowledge hierarchically, preferably in a hierarchical network. To store the learned knowledge in a network is unconscious, automatically.
What is a hierarchical network compared to the stored knowledge?
In order to properly store the studied material and the acquired knowledge during an evening study, each person automatically uses a clear tree structure in his memory. This tree structure develops through the addition of overarching and comprehensive concepts (knowledge).
Tree structure: knowledge networks
By becoming aware that the studied material and the acquired knowledge are in our permanent memory as a hierarchical tree structure as a knowledge network, the student has to know how to use this knowledge network optimally, so that the student can benefit do: at all times have the stored knowledge of the studied substance.
Use of the knowledge network in our memory
While studying the curriculum, the student selects certain terms that seem important.
1st tip to remember knowledge and the subject matter:
Select words, cries or terms that seem important to the student from a piece of learning material.
Provide terms and concepts within the subject matter of comment or of accompanying comments. By giving extra attention to certain concepts, terms or data within a piece of the subject matter, the student automatically adds these definitions to his (her) knowledge network in permanent memory.
Remember the second tip of knowledge and the subject matter:
Give extra attention to certain concepts within the subject matter by encoding them with (personal) comments or comments. By coding curriculum you remember the studied material faster and easier.
Next, arrange the selected words, phrases or terms by placing them side by side or, alternatively, opposite each other. Then ask your student what connections exist between these terms and concepts. Are there any similarities? Are there any relationships to discover? By studying the subject matter and the selected concepts in this way, the student “knots” his or her knowledge of the subject matter to the knowledge network in his or her permanent memory.
3th tip to remember knowledge and the subject matter:
Pay extra attention to the selected terms of the studied material. Organize these terms and look for connections and similarities. By organizing the material you remember the studied material faster and easier!