There are often situations in life when it is necessary to memorize a text. These can be poems from the school curriculum, texts for an English exam, presentations at work, and much more. There is a system that will allow you to quickly memorize even the most complex and long texts.
Each person has his own characteristics, they also relate to the way of memorizing information. It is easier for someone to learn the text by mechanical repetition, someone needs to hear the text several times, others need to look at it for a long time or rewrite it several times by hand. This is due to the fact that different people have better developed different types of memory. In order to learn the text well and for a long time, you need to use all types of memory, paying more attention to your dominant type.
First, read the text carefully, make sure you understand it, that you know and understand every single word. If there are incomprehensible words in the text, look up their meanings in the dictionary. If the text is in a foreign language, make sure you pronounce each word correctly so that the whole text sounds competent and beautiful.
Then read the text aloud, listening to your words. Try to read expressively, loudly so that the information is better remembered. If your best bet is you phone and listen a few times.
Then memorize the text piece by piece. The help of loved ones will be very valuable. They will read you the text according to the sentence or the semantic part, and you will repeat it. If you have no one to ask for help, do everything yourself: first read, and then repeat what you read without relying on the text.
After working out small parts, move on to longer fragments: quatrains or paragraphs. Try to look into the text as little as possible. Then try to tell the whole text.
Connecting emotions is very helpful. Emotionally colored information is memorized much easier and remains in memory longer. Try to tell the text, giving it one or another emotional color. Tell it as if you are happy or, conversely, very sad. Children are very fond of telling texts and poems, imitating the sounds of animals or objects of the world around them. Imagine how this text would tell a lamb, how a frog would croak or a mosquito squeaked.
After making sure that you have learned the text well enough, give your brain a rest. Engage in another activity that does not force your memory to work actively. An hour later, repeat the text again - with the expression with which you will eventually tell it.
It is better to learn the texts at least one day before the hour when you will recite them. In the morning before the performance, you need to repeat the text again. By the way, it is in the morning that memory is most active, while in the afternoon it rests. In the first half of the day, texts are learned much easier and faster. It is better to finally repeat the text in front of a mirror in order to look at yourself from the side, to suppress unwanted movements, gestures and postures that may arise from excitement and tension.