From memory, write down two ideas you learned today. Recalling two things improves your ability to remember any idea that you learned.
This works for anything you want to remember:
- After reading a chapter in a book, close the book and write two things you remember from that chapter.
- Write down two ideas from that meeting.
- Write down two names from the conference.
It's important that you don't refer to notes. Your goal is to force your brain to work at bringing the information back.