It’s about connecting information. First to the Short Term Memory (STM).* Then passing it alone from the STM to the Long Term Memory. Only then can new information be recalled for use in ones work, life, relationships and substantial making a difference to mankind.
Here’s a model that will help you visualize this process.
The idea is to get the new info to the right-hand side of the model. And not let it fall through the cracks somewhere. (And there are many ways that can happen.)
* The term, Short Term Memory was changed to Working Memory by researcher, Alan Baddeley in 1974, (Baddeley and Hitch) and is now generally excepted among cognitive practitioners.