You want your child to do the best they can in school. But, sometimes it seems like an uphill battle. Well, this trick might be just what you are looking for to help them.

According to, here's an interesting trick: He or she should tell a friend what they have learned. Students who receive information and then re-tell it to someone else immediately recall the details better and longer than if they just re-read it in a textbook -- a strategy that could pay off big time at test time.

"What we found in our study was that a week later, the memory was just as good," she said. "Telling someone else about what you've learned is a really effective way for students to study instead of just re-reading the textbook or class notes."

I wonder if this technique works outside of the classroom, and with adults. I am going to try it out when I meet someone to help me remember their name.


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