Johnny Can't Remember
May 30, 2008 10:34 AM Subscribe
How can I remember more of what I read?
posted by zenpop to education (21 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a non-fiction person. Especially books having to do with metaphysics, philosophy, art, etc. I read a great deal, but I can't seem to remember key elements or points later on.
I recall disliking school, elementary and high school, because nothing much interested me (no one was teaching, say, astrology back then). I didn't want college. So I didn't go and did quite well in life despite not having a degree.
I'm thinking maybe not having gone through higher education might have limited me in the remembering department. Or is that a myth?
Does anyone have a favorite technique, or skill, or exercise -- or god forbid, a book recommendation-- that would assist me in being able to remember and recall more what I read?