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  1. Because useful literature doesn't mean it's necessary for you. And he tries to instantly erase all useless information from his memory so that it doesn't interfere. That is, it is absolutely natural and you will have to resort to the advice of local respondents to overcome nature, but is it necessary? Smart books that you don't need right now don't make you much smarter — they're just a facade.

  2. Read less and reread several times. Write an essay based on what you've read. Train your mnemonics with exercises. Apply this information in practice.
    In general, the point is not in rote memorization, but in assimilation at the level of knowledge. For example, when I was a student, I read more than one and a half thousand books (I put them on a special list before the 5th year, then dropped them), but now, after 12 years, I can only remember something about a few hundred of them, and I can clearly tell you something about 200-300. I remember the contents of a maximum of a hundred of them well, BUT I have long been convinced that at the right moments the knowledge learned from all the books I have worked out easily pops up in my memory. I usually remember reading this somewhere. I search and make sure that a brick from such and such a fundamental work has popped up in my head. And all because information is not dead weight, all these years it is used intensively.

  3. Here are some tips:

    1. Read what is really interesting and necessary for you
    2. Read with a straight back and good lighting
    3. Make stops and reflect on what you've read, and engage in a mental dialogue with the author
    4. Make notes and highlights in the book
    5. Keep notes from simple lists to mental maps
    6. Tell it to yourself, or even better to another person

    Point 1-the most important one )

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  4. Do not store information “for future reference”. Read what you need at the moment. Memorization comes from understanding the material. Understanding comes from interest, attention, and necessity.

  5. Personally, I mostly read books from non-fiction that help me solve specific problems. There are no problems with memorization, because, firstly, relevant information is remembered better, and secondly, I don't aim to remember anything-I aim to use it. I often read about 2-3 books in parallel. Sometimes I read slowly and thoughtfully, sometimes I run through it to understand the whole picture and know where to look for the necessary information if it is needed. And I always try to find connections between all the information I consume and the information I already have in my head. First, it is better understood and remembered, and secondly, it often gives rise to new original ideas. Something like that. Hopefully useful.

  6. The benefits of literature are quite relative and highly subjective. It is good to remember what resonates in everyday practice or is in the area of special interest of the reader. So it's obvious that you either read something that you think is potentially useful, but so far you don't find it useful, or you don't even think it's useful, but in the circles where you're going, it's generally considered that way.

    So, you either need to choose another equally useful area that you would be interested in, and in which you could practice right now, or change your social circle to those who share your interests.

  7. First, let's understand the concept of “useful literature”. There are several points that are important to note here.

    1. Not all nonfiction that is called useful is actually like this.�Writers and publishers compete for the reader's attention, so they are ready to call every second book “life-changing”. In fact, it's often just a bunch of platitudes that don't stick in your head for half an hour.

    2.�Even really useful books have a lot of extra stuff. науч For volume, science pop and self-development books add stories from the life of the author and his friends, a lot of examples and digressions. There's no point in remembering it.

    3.�Objectively valuable information can get out of your head just because it is now useless, it has no practical application. They can also get into the” warehouse ” of your memory. Now it seems that nothing lingered in my head, but as soon as the necessary context and the need for this information appear — it will pop up in my mind.

    From these conditions, there are several tips that will help you make reading more effective and not complain in vain about your “forgetfulness”.

    1. Choose books based on the principle: “will I use the promised information for 1-3 months?” “use” can mean anything, even a desire to show off knowledge in front of friends. The main thing is to have at least some use in work, study, everyday life, and communication. If you understand that this (even if admittedly useful book) will not help you in any way, then feel free to postpone reading and do not torment yourself.

    2. If the book passed the initial screening, you started reading it, but realized that it was “about nothing”, there is nothing left in your head, too much water, etc. – also allow yourself to put it aside and not worry.

    3. Do you find interesting thoughts, valuable information, and useful tips while reading? Excellent. Take a pen, marker, pencil — make notes. Buy bookmark stickers if you are reading a paper edition. If not, then write out the main thing from the e-book on paper. It is easier to remember from a physical medium. Or, as a last resort, use electronic bookmarks and highlighters. Your main task is to organize everything so that next time you can use the book as a reference, and not re-wade through the jungle to valuable thoughts.

    In parallel with using these tips, be sure to engage in memory training, as well as attention and thinking. Without proper pumping of the higher mental functions of the brain, it will be very difficult to achieve the desired result. You can train them on the platformWikium. We have prepared accessible and interesting exercises that will improve your cognitive skills based on the principle of gradual progress.

  8. I agree with commenters who point out that if you don't remember information well (in your opinion), then you don't need it-it's not interesting for you.And persistently trying to memorize it, you waste your energy and time in vain.You are tempted by the laurels of the show-who remembers more facts or dates?But this is not a sign of great intelligence.It's simple -this is the mindset of a particular person.And such people, as a rule, are not engineers who are able to find interesting, non-trivial solutions. As the researchers say, all the information received by humanity doubles every few years!And you will never be able to keep up and remember even a small fraction of it.The main task of our educational institutions is to teach students not only memorization of certain facts,but also the ability to quickly find the necessary facts and,of course, correctly interpret them. Moreover, now, in addition to books, there is an Internet connection.The Eastern worldview says the same thing:nothing can fit in a full glass anymore. And even neplho that the body itself regulates the amount of memorized information, forgetting some part of it that is usually not needed at the moment for a person.

  9. Oh, God, how vital. I have encountered this problem.�

    Something calming: Myers wrote in Intuition that memorizing and processing information take place simultaneously in two ways – the unconscious and the conscious. You may not remember that you read the book, but in a particular situation, the necessary information will still “pop up” in your head. Besides, what you read changes you. What is found in a book-whether it is a fresh thought or a hot feeling-is a dry residue that will not disappear… Or-even if it disappears, it will pave the way for something new, become a necessary stage of development.�

    Now, a few specific tips. Discuss what you read as much as possible – this is the best way to remember it. Read with a pencil in your hand. Take notes. If you are not reading fiction , try to highlight key points and interesting points.

  10. I reread all the answers to the question. Everyone has good thoughts, you can take them into account. But I would focus on the connection of what I read with practice.

    How is it with ,,classics”? Is Marxism not a dogma, but a guide to action? Well said, applicable to�any literature. Which of the books you read have become your guide to action? Take action, process what you read into solid knowledge. And skills. Put it into practice. Sort through the bones, systematize. Look for links and parallels with what you read earlier. Take notes, write down the most important thoughts from what you read. Stack, rub the book into your personal vision of the world.�

    The question is what? If you are not an expert on the history of the development of national clothing of African peoples, then even a highly interesting, colorful, richly illustrated book on this topic will be read with interest, but soon forgotten. Because it does not overlap in any way with your profession, duties, or interests. Useful books, “in general” are very good in childhood and youth, but then it's time for literature that is useful for your chosen profession. And in this area, you should read as much as possible, and also learn creatively. And repeat, repeat what you've learned.

    So-don't be” omnivorous”, read less and more selectively,but work through what you read more and better.

    P.S. I remember taking a guest, an oboist professor from Germany,to the Lviv vernissage. The guest is unique in his own way, a member of the jury of dozens of international competitions, a highly paid soloist-a world-class guest performer, to whom modern composers dedicate their works, a scientist, took part in the recording of more than 70 (!) CDs. Apartment with a view of the Rhine in 200 square meters (for three people living), a collection of several hundred wind instruments from all over the world, etc. Life is painted for two years ahead! Later, I was lucky enough to visit him and correspond with him. In short, the person is very poor, even by German standards.�

    Hearing the German speech, a man came running, apologized and asked me to recommend that the guest buy a major book about the history of Ukrainian cuisine with 1000(!)rubles as a keepsake. recipes . In German(!) in the Russian language. They say that if such an important gentleman does not buy it, then no one else will take it. And the price is ridiculous-they say, for 200 hryvnia will give.

    The professor leafed through it for a long time with interest, his face showing an inner struggle, and then with a deep sigh he put it down and surprised me with his answer:

    • Very interesting. And really inexpensive. But…My wife absolutely forbade me to bring souvenirs from the countries where I visit. The apartment is overloaded.

    • So let me buy it and give it to you. And you will tell your wife that you didn't have time to warn me…:)

    • That's very nice of you. But please don't waste your money. I know my life and my circumstances. Here in Lemberg, you will definitely find a professional cook with German knowledge, who will have this book the most popular in the library. And I absolutely won't have time to try to cook at least one dish.�I won't be able to put what I've read into practice. Apparently, it is for me that this book is completely useless...

    What a brilliant idea, what a knowledge of life!

    I wrote this answer and remembered the encyclopedia of carpentry with photos and drawings, which in 1995 was given as a keepsake by a German. He had already grown old and died. And I, periodically wiping the dust in the bookcase and bumping into it, think when there will be time not only to make some shelf, but at least to really read the gift…

    But over the past 22 years, I've read and reviewed a mountain of stuff in the net in my specialty…

  11. in the course of reading the book, write out the main thoughts that have caught on, then they can (should) be reread �

    if you do not remember, it is quite possible that you are not interested in what you have read, ask yourself what useful information you can squeeze out of this book and eagerly search for it.

  12. There are several reasons. 1) you don't care about the plot. You are not impressed by what you read, and you don't get into the characters and plot. 2) you read by volume. Some people have excellent student syndrome, which sets a person the task of reading the volume, not the content. Thus, the goal is not knowledge, but to see the book by letter in a short time. 3) The environment where you read is also very influential. Your brain works to accept any information from the outside, such as music, light, color, or the girl you like. Such little things easily confuse your thoughts, and stimuli easily replace your memories with themselves. No wonder the libraries are so quiet, strict and warm and cozy light. 4) features of your memory. It may just be that you perceive text information worse than, for example, audio recordings. Or you need to watch a movie, and then you will definitely learn everything. I wish you good luck in your self-development, and I hope my answer will help you. You will succeed!)

  13. Because you're trying to remember abstractions that your brain doesn't use as well as three-dimensional and colored images that are tied to space. Do the opposite — and you'll remember it much better.

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