Remembering information is not easy in a world of 24-hour news cycles. Assignments, term papers, research, etc. make us surf the internet at a high rate, often leaving us with little time to consume the information we are reading. Here are a few methods that can be used to store information effectively.
Pocket is a useful application for anyone who wants to save an article they are reading for later use.
You can also use this to save articles for offline reading if you are in a hurry. Once you install Pocket on your phone, it adds a button to all your other applications for you to click on the share option and save necessary information using pocket.
The two-minute rule
It’s hard to remember information from opinion pieces and editorials. They tend to be longer than most other online reading materials. A useful method to remember things is by taking two minutes to think about each article you read. In these two minutes, think about the three to five things you have learnt. It can be statistics, an incident, or merely an observation. This method helps readers who have trouble remembering things whilst reading.
Microsoft Sticky Notes
While surfing through lengthy journals with complex information, it’s difficult to keep up. By the time you reach to section B of the paper, you probably don’t remember the references cited in section A. Microsoft Sticky Notes is a desktop application for Windows users that they can use to store important data, both on a browser and on their desktop screen. Users can also access and edit their Sticky Notes on Android and iOS via OneNote application.
This is a Chrome extension that can be used to save webpages without changing the layout. If you try to save a webpage normally, the process usually changes page layout, ultimately ruining your reading experience. Using SingleFile allows you to save your pages faster as it requires fewer steps for easy, organised saving.
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