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If you love academic success so much, this guide is for you. If you want to make nothing less than an A in any of your test or exam result, this guide is certainly for you.
If you hate forgetting what you read, this guide is truly for you. If you want to be academically brilliant, this guide is for you. If you are a student in any educational institute like a university, college and so on, this guide is for you. If you are having a hard time reading your books because it seems uninteresting, this guide is for you.

This guide has been written to majorly solve the problems of those who read yet forget what they read.




Reading Yet Forgetting


As an Educationalist, although an entrepreneur, I have encountered or come across so many problems arising against the academic success of any student. Reading yet forgetting what is been read is one of the major problems I have to face and deal with in so many student’s lives. Usually, in a class of 35 students; 10 of the students may be doing academically fine, the other 10 may be serious but usually forget what they read which normally leads to poor performance, the other 15 students may not value education that much and would, therefore, fail their exam or test woefully.

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Causes of reading yet forgetting


I have a friend who at first didn’t value education so much; he felt that going to school. I would school was just a compulsory phase of his life enforced by his parents. At some point in his life, he started developing an interest in education usually because white collar jobs demand it. He started reading even before any teacher could announce a test. I would ask him questions and he would respond to me with accurate answers. But, during the time of the exam, he was highly shocked because it seems that all that he has read went to a strange land on a vacation.

This educational problem is not new at all. I have seen so many students with this same problem. Some of the causes of this problem are;

1.FOUNDATION


More often, foundation plays a very big role in the academic success of anyone. The way a child feels or act towards education at an early stage sometimes determine his or her performance when older.  

I would love to myself as a typical example; during my early stage of life, I was not so brilliant or academically bright, I do not read nor do I listen in the classroom when the teacher teaches and demonstrates. In answering a given question, I would normally think and think based on my own understanding and experiences. Soon after, I realize the value of education. The attitude of using understanding and experiences to solve challenges in academics and real-life situation is part of me even still today.

 So many people learn to forget what they are taught because of the modality of teaching by parents or teachers. Some children of 10 years live a life that is devoid of reading but when they get older and finally realize the importance of reading, they find out that they can no longer read to remember.

2.HEREDITARY FACTORS


When the parents suffer this problem, the child is more likely to be affected by that same problem of reading and forgetting.

3. NO GOAL OR NO OBJECTIVE


This is one of the logical reasons why most people read and forget what they have read. Reading without a goal or a stated objective would usually make you forget all that is been read. Some people read academic materials, the same way they read story books or magazines. This would normally result in forgetting what is being read.

4.TIME


Reading is a mental process and the fact would always remain; reading consumes a lot of time. Everything that is good that you wish to obtain usually involves time. For instance, you wish to be a better person in the society, you would spend nothing less than 10 years to become half the person you wish to be. If you wish to bake a cake, you would have to spend time shopping for the baking items and another time for baking that sweet cake. To remember what you read will always require a considerable amount of time.

Now, try to examine yourself, what do you think makes you forget what you have read? Once you can pinpoint the cause, providing a reasonable remedy to the problem would be much easier.

SOLUTION TO READING YET FORGETTING


I know of someone who wasn’t doing too well in his field of study. He told me about it and asked him to read in my presence. I examined his reading habit and I made a few changes. After these changes, there was a noticeable change in his results. He moved from a C student to an A student. 

These were the areas I worked on;


1. FIND THAT READING SPOT


There are so many books that would tell you that you must sit down when reading. However, I would tell you otherwise. Sitting and reading is not compulsory. The best way to read, understand and never forget is by finding your reading spot.  

You should be aware that different people have a different reading spot. Knowing your reading spot plays a big role when reading to your success. For instance, I love to read while I stand, it makes speed up my understanding and provides a better room to engage my imagination. For others, sitting down is best for them because it may keep them less distracted.

2. ENGAGE YOUR IMAGINATION


Imagination and reading are like brothers. Without engaging your imagination while reading, you would forget what you have read easily. The only reason why you could not forget the names ascribed to objects and animals like trees, lion, tiger, a cup was because your imagination was involved. You saw either a picture or the real form of either those objects or animals which made it eminently difficult for you to forget.

When reading, you should always try to imagine what you are reading. Try as much as possible to put your imagination to work. When you imagine what you are reading, it doesn’t just end there; try to use suitable meaning, definition to describe what you are imagining. I mean the definition that you can write down on your exam booklet or can easily tell a professor if you asked.

3. CRAMMING AND UNDERSTANDING


I may not know the right to use, but pardon to use the word “cramming”. Cramming here is a situation where someone memorizes each word in his or her book accordingly. This attitude often leads to forgetfulness especially when someone misses a single word.

I would be sincere with you, cramming is good when mixing up with understanding. When you understand what you are cramming, you can easily fix up the right word even you have forgotten.

4. RECITATION


 There is power in recitation. Have you ever wondered why you still remember how to read A to Z or 1 to infinity without any mistake? This is because of the method that was adopted to teach you at that tender age. That method is called recitation.

 For instance, the Muslims use recitation to train their young ones to learn the Koran, this makes it eminently impossible for that child to forget what he or she is been taught.

Recitation involves saying a sentence over and over until it sinks into your memory. Recitation involves a lot of time which then takes us to the next solution.

5.TIME


I usually hear people talking about the number of hours a student should spend reading. Some students believe that six hours is the suitable time to truly accumulate all that is read. For others, two hours may seem enough.

The number of hours a student should read should not be fixed. A student should stop reading only when he or she has achieved a set-out goal. For instance, if the goal is to read three pages and truly understand it, then time should not be a factor. Even if understanding those three pages would take you 8 hours, you just have to keep reading. The moment you start considering the number of hours, you invest in reading, you are likely to short sleeve your academic success.

Using myself as a case study, I could spend one whole hour on just one page trying to fully understand and produce what I have read on that page accurately. In doing so, I can hardly forget what I have read.

6. TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME


Reading a day before the exams are extremely dangerous. Start reading as early as possible. Start reading at least a page of any subject that interest you every day. The more you read, the more you adapt to reading making it extremely hard to forget.

7.REVISION


Reading a particular book once before an exam is detrimental to your examination success. The possibility that you would forget what you have read is 98%. Before I sit for an exam, I read that particular textbook or notebook not less than 3 times regardless of the size of that book. In doing so, I would make nothing less than an A grade, the least is normally B.

When you read, you are prompt to forget what you have read usually because of activities of the days. But with the help of constant revision, you can hardly forget what you read.

8. Summary of this ultimate solution to reading yet forgetting


In order for you to read without forgetting what you read. You would need;

·  To find your reading spot: It could be a standing position, resting position, sitting position

·  Understanding while reading: Understanding is good, but do not over make use of your own terms to express meaning. Always make sure the terms you use in your test or exam booklet correspond with the textbook.

·  Recite when reading: You would hardly forget when you constantly recite what you read

·  Start reading early: Stop waiting for the lecturer or teacher to announce that there would be a test before you pick up your books to read. Late reading leads to pressure and pressure is more likely to result in forgetfulness.

·  Take it one step at a time: Do not read more than what you can accumulate. Read at least two pages per day until you can fully grasp it.

·  Revised what you have read nothing less than three times before any test or exam.

CONCLUSION


If you can follow these rules diligently, you are on your way to a land filled with merited A’S. 

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