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I have trouble remembering words, lists, concepts, and problem solving strategies.

Step 2: Identify possible reasons for the problem you have selected.

To find the most effective strategies, select the reason that best describes your situation, keeping in mind there may be multiple relevant reasons.

Have you ever been stuck on an exam question, certain you know the answer but just can’t remember it? Memorization, both short and long term, can be difficult. There are, however, strategies you can use to improve your memory - increasing understanding and decreasing the frustrating “it’s on the tip of my tongue” feeling.

I don’t know methods to improve my memory.

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