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In my teaching practice I am always aware of the need for my
learners to regularly engage with material I am teaching them to
embed it in their long-term memory. It’s also important they
practice retrieval in order to remember (00:40).
Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve in under 2 minutes (01:17).
Something I have realised while studying my master’s in
education is that I don’t pay enough attention to this with my own
learning - particularly with what I read. So I did some research
and tried a few techniques to help me remember what I read. I will
share my approach in this episode (01:55).
Materials in Focus
This episode focuses non-fiction rather than fiction, and ‘real
books’ rather than audiobooks (03:10).
12 non-fiction book target for 2021 (04:32 ).
How I Remember What I Read
Highlighting is great but not enough - highlights must be
Add annotations to highlights - what does this highlight mean,
why did you highlight it and how is the idea interesting or useful
to you? (08:04).
Send highlights to Readwise and use spaced repetition via email
Use a tool like Notion to manage your notes, annotations and
highlights. For example I have: (10:27)
A reading database (each entry includes author details,
progress etc and for academic reading the original PDF, annotated
PDF and bibliographic details).
A Readwise database (linked to my notes and reading
A notes database.
Write a book summary (11:25).
Consider a three sentence summary in the style of James Clear