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Learning to Learn. By: Katie Bresnahan CIS 1020-066 Ages 17-100. Introduction. What is learning? How do we learn? Why do some people learn better or faster? How can we improve our learning?. What is Learning?.

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Learning to Learn

By: Katie Bresnahan

CIS 1020-066

Ages 17-100


  • What is learning?

  • How do we learn?

  • Why do some people learn better or faster?

  • How can we improve our learning?

What is Learning?

  • “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of experience.” (Cherry, 2005).

  • Memory is learning! When we are learning we are simply creating and recalling memories.

Steps to Making Memories


  • Step one in the learning process is

  • Step two is

  • Along with processing we have




Tips For Study

  • Limit distractions.

  • Process the material in a meaningfully way, apply it to your life/things you already know well.

  • Use imagery!

  • Encode early and often.


Tips for Study

  • Rewrite and go over notes you have taken.

  • Take chances to teach other people.

  • Make tests for yourself to track your progress and see where you need to improve.

  • While you study, go to class, read and work problems ask questions, to yourself and others.


  • This is the Big Moment! Can you remember ?

  • Retrieval is going back to our computer to get the pictures we took before.

Tips for Study

  • Use cues to help your brain get in gear and start thinking about what you will need to remember.

  • Be calm, take slow deep breaths, drink water and relax.

Factors that Effect Memory

  • Forgetting is more than just memory loss

  • Did you really encode and make a memory in the first place?

  • Unpleasant memories can be repressed.

  • When you learned it may determine if you remember.

Tips to Improve Study Skills

  • Sleep is Vital!

    “Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakefulness, but, at a neurocognitive level, it moves you beyond where you were before you took a nap.”

  • When Solving problems:

    • Find and Frame

    • Develop Good Strategies

    • Evaluate Solutions

    • Rethink and Redefine

The End


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  • King, L. A. (2010). Experience Psychology (1st ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

  • Congratulations! You have made it through the semester and now it is test time. Use these learning strategies and you can go wrong!

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