Help remembering

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  1. RoyP

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    I seem to have some trouble remembering things that I have read and studied. I have a great interest in Apologetics, but cannot remember half of what I read or study. Does anyone else have such a problem? Any tips on how to remember more of what you read?
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    When in my 50's the wife and I were listening to a speaker and after the message she smiled and said "He agrees with you." I asked what she was talking about. She explained that the difficulty with the passage that the man had explained was explained as I had explained in years earlier in a sermon - she had a note in her Bible.

    Yes, I have the similar problem while the wife does not, she writes it down where she can find it. My sermon notes? Well somewhere :laugh:
     
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    The trick I use when I am reading, is to stop after reading a section, and contemplate it, before moving on. Turn it over in your mind a few times, so that you digest the information: not just remember the words.

    Yes, I have the same problem, as believe the majority of the population does.
     
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    I post notes all over the place to remember things, or leave things laying out to remember.

    Heck, forget notes.
     
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    I finished 150 messages on Romans and you should see the wife's Bible.

    Can only imagine what 200 messages in Matthew will look like (I'm on #20 now, just finishing the beatitudes).

    My notes since 1988 are on the computer. The 20 years previous are mostly destroyed (we had a flash flood drop 4.5 inches of rain in 30 minutes and flood our basement - lost drawers of files, boxes of papers "to be filed someday" and over 400 books)
     
  6. RoyP

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    Well it is some what of a comfort knowing that I am not the only one who struggles with it. Sounds like good note taking/keeping may be the key. Thanks to all for replying.
     
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    When I read a book for the first time, I only read the subject, predicate and object. I try to convert it to my own words, and read rapidly. It tends to hook to the mind better.

    Like remembering people when you first meet them. Always repeat their names aloud. You will find them come back easier when you next meet them.

    Cheers, and all the best,

    Jim
     

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