Do we all know that remembering lyrics of songs are easier than our lessons? The brain retains rhyming patterns, rhythm and melody with ease. On the other hand, prose and dry facts do not capture our interest nor remain in our memory unless we put in a lot of effort. We all enjoy learning the lyrics of a song because as we are doing so, we at once connect it — the magic of the background music and the sound of the instruments. Unfortunately, our academic lessons do not have such delightful connections to make them easy to learn and remember.
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