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Review the terms and definitions in order until you can define them all. when you feel comfortable, ask someone to test you on the terms.
You cannot see through the card, so you can define them as they hold the card up with the term facing you.
This repitition is best for short term study, so it may be your best method.
For cross checking, have the other person give you the definitions, then you suggest the term of that definition. Working backward helps you to check your work and to learn them "backward and forward".
What my friend said is one the common and most efficient ways of learning many words in a short time.
But keep in mind, the best of vocabulary acquisition is extensive reading, You have to dedicate yourself to a good deal of texts concerning different issues.
If you have a race against time for learning new words, you have to at least accompany your memorization with text reading.
Having done that, you feel at ease to use your recently learned words accurately in your speaking and writing.
Our brains are very eager to fill the blank of information and to remember the things filled afterward. You may several times have seen the stories about amnesiac people who desperately try to remember their past. That's not just fictional.
My suggestion is that to try to forget about the words you want to remember for a while and before you completely forget or even after actually forget check the dictionary again. It would work not only for words but also for anything you need to memorize.
However, I must note that it costs time.
As others already said above repetition works also.
Hope this helps.
I am not an english teacher and i know english not very good, i study english now... But i want to share my methods of learning new word with you, it is simple and known method... you should learn words by theme - for example, all possible words and words combinations about time, travelling, animals. Then you should make a list of this words on your native language and repeat them as often as possible, to learn again the phrase you couldn't remember immediately.
I hope you understood my idea
You like any one looking for the good way to learn new language or science. And we always foreget what we studied last day. but I can share you what I did to memorize the new words and it's meaning (Definition)...
The way I used is Memorizing via writing by follow the book I study in like Headway series, as we knew at every unit there is an index of new words listed at the end of the book. So what I did is momorizing it all, because it's simple and easy and it's matching the level I'm studing.
What I did was starting with 30 words by write the words with it's definition for 10 times for each and after I finished it, I repeat them from the beginning for 5 times for the one I remembered and 10 time for the one I forgot.
when I want to study the next 30 words I should start with the last words I memorized for 5 times to each.
and off-course read the text that contain each words carefully because it's the best way to understand the meaning not just memorizing!!! So during the week I put the pen away and started to spell it loud-out as apart of my memorizing words. Finally at the last of the week I memorize it all.
I knew this way is hard for the first time, but I'm sure you will benifit from it, why not to try with just 10 words as a beginning from now.
I hope I could explane my way of study in a good way.
you are welcome, I'm glad you like it
until now how it works with you?
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