Best Techniques To Remember Historical Dates
One of the ever challenging in History subject is to remember the important dates of main events. When we study History, one question haunts in our mind that how can we memorize the dates easily.
The ability of a person to memorize dates and facts varies incredibly. Many of us have photographic memories who can look at something once and remember everything for long time period. On the other hand, many students face a hard time to remember more than one thing at a time. For most people the answer is going to be a combination of time & technique.
The best strategy to memorize important History dates is to make a list of events and their corresponding events and reading over them and quizzing yourself until you know them. You can also done this with flash cards, Cornell Notes or time-lines. This can work, but it will take time and the information will be lost if not used quickly. This technique is most effective for people that are good at memorizing.
The other effective strategy is to give the dates some kind of context to help memorize them. For example, if dates are categorized in shorter blocks they will be easier to remember. Another best strategy is to make some kind of a poem or song. In this poem or song, you can put events in the correct order. Another best way to remember dates and educate others is to work the events and dates you are trying to remember into everyday conversation. If someone says they are going to a party Saturday, you could say, "That is June 6th what a great way to celebrate D-Day." They may look at you strange but you will remember the date.
Whatever strategy you choose to use, repetition and context are the key. You will not be able to remember dates that are only numbers. The more you see and think about the date and the more ways you have to pinpoint the correct date the better you will be at remembering dates.