How to retain what you read: write about it!

I sometimes read a book, then find myself striving to remember what was in it a few months (or weeks) later. Has this ever happened to you? Maybe it hasn’t (your memory might be better). For those of you who do have trouble remembering what you read, especially for non-fiction books, here’s a trick to help you retain more: write about it!

Before you run off with the thought that I’m giving you homework, think about it. Just by making notes about what you read you will clarify the key points, the important parts you want to remember. If you have a blog, you can write a post about it. Or you can even write a few paragraphs to post a review on Amazon.

Try it and let me know if it helped.

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Sandra Fernandez is a former Library communicator, tech enthusiast, book lover, and blogger. In addition to her main blog at, you can find more of her writing at

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