Test your short-term memory and learn memory improvement techniques
There are several techniques that you can use to improve your memory. Try the following exercise to see how well you normally remember things, then move onto the next section to learn one of the skills of retention.
We will give you a list of twelve words to read through once, then click back and see how many you can remember. Remember, no cheating as that will not show you how well you can improve your memory.
Have a sheet of paper and a pen ready to record your answers.
Ready to take the test?
In a moment, you'll see a list of words. Read over them for 30 seconds or so and then click the next button. Read once only, concentrating briefly for a few seconds on each word.