Are you tired of reading a bunch of books and still feeling like you forget what you read? Well, you’re not alone. In this video, I’m going to share with you 3 techniques to help you remember what you read.
1. Summarize in your own words
Summarizing the book you read in your own words is a powerful way to take the knowledge you gained from the book and turn it into something that is your own. This forces you to process and understand the content, making it easier to remember.
2. Discuss the book with other people
Secondly, discussing the book with others in a book club is an excellent way to get different perspectives and a deeper understanding of the content. One great way to do this is by joining a book club. Book clubs are great because you all read the same book but you get all these different perspectives and angles on the content of the book because you’re there with people who have their own unique life experience and personal background. It’s a exceptional way to get a deeper relationship with the topics of the book read.
You also become more attentive when you know you’ll be discussing the book with others. I noticed that when I read a book that I know I’m going to discuss at a book club meeting I read with a heightened alertness. This is because I know I want to bring some good takeaways and discussion point to the meetup.
3. Teach others what you read
Start teaching others what you read. It doesn’t have to be complicated; you can create videos, do speeches at your Toastmasters club, or share lessons from books on your social media. When you teach others, you organize the information in your brain, making it easier to retain and memorize.
These techniques are powerful ways to improve your retention, and I recommend checking out my other posts about How to Get More Reading Done, How to Create an Exciting Reading List for the year, and get the most out of your reading. Start implementing these tips and watch your retention skyrocket!