I very important part of remembering is review. If you don't take the time to review you will forget the information.
Research show that people who review remember more.
some research data.
After 7 days the amount remembered by students who don't review is 33% (67% is forgotten).
After 63 days the amount remembered is only 14% (86% forgotten)
Those that reviewed after 7 days remembered 83%
After 63 days 70%
Another way of helping yourself to remember is to work in short blocks of time 30 to 45 minues and then take a break of 5 to 10 minutes well away from the work area. Then another block of 30 to 45 minutes and again a break (little longer is recommended).
The reason for this; the mind tends to remember best what it learn at the end and at the start and one or two items in the middle. So there is no point in learning 10 things in the middle if it's only going to remember 2 of them.