When you use the method of assimilation, you are linking knowledge that you have previously contained within your mind to the new information in order to make remembering the new information easier.
A great deal of this method is used with mnemonic functions which often consists of taking the first words in each new piece of technology and relating it to a word with the same letter.
An example is the order of operations in math. Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction.
If you take the first letters for each, you get PEMDAS. Using those letters, you get the phrase Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally which in turn helps you remember the order of operations.
- Matt Jones and Courtney Osborne
By getting a good night's sleep at night, one allows the mind to collect, analyze, store, and organize the various amounts of information collected throughout the day. This allows for quick access and quick transfer to long-term access if the information in question is studied before going to bed. This way, the information is fresh on the mind in the coming morning.
- Mark Adkins and Tyler Lucas
Relate new information to things you already know:
When you are studying unfamiliar material, take the time to think about how this information relates to things that you already know. By establishing relationships between new ideas and previously existing memories, you can dramatically increase the likelihood of recalling the recently learned information.
Whitney & Haiden