Connect every fact you know to every other fact you know.
This is a core principle of learning.
If you know what a chair looks like, and you understand what it’s for, it’s easy to learn that another chair-like object is also a chair.
Look at enough chair like objects and you will learn the principles that make up the thing we call a chair and you will be able to see a chair you’ve never seen before, and know that it’s a chair.
This comes from taking one piece of information and connecting it to another.
So when someone tells you a new fact or idea that you want to learn or remember. Ask yourself what it relates to that’s already in your mind.
When people suggest that you say something in your own words to learn it better, this is why they’re suggesting it.
Learn to automatically look for connections between the new material and the knowledge you already have and you will accelerate your learning process.