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Studying. Understanding your memory. Everyone remembers AND forgets things! Our senses help us take in information With very little effort, you can remember some information. With study, you can remember a GREAT deal of information. Without study, information is forgotten

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understanding your memory
Understanding your memory
  • Everyone remembers AND forgets things!
  • Our senses help us take in information
  • With very little effort, you can remember some information.
  • With study, you can remember a GREAT deal of information.
  • Without study, information is forgotten
  • Information needs to be “filed.”
  • Information must have a retrieval system.
did you know
Did you know?
  • 20% of students spend fewer than five hours per week preparing for class.
three types of memory
Three types of memory
  • Sensory
  • Working (or short-term)
  • Long-term
vcr3 a memory trick
VCR3 … a memory trick
  • V … visualizing
  • C … concentrating
  • R … relating
  • R … repeating
  • R … reviewing
memory helpers
Memory helpers
  • Proper sleep
  • Proper nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Mental exercises (crossword puzzles, brain teasers, name games)
  • A positive mindset
  • Proper environment
  • Scheduled study breaks
  • Repetition and visualization
memory hindrances
Memory hindrances
  • Internal and external distractions
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Stress
  • Closed mindedness (tuning out things you do not like)
  • Inability to distinguish important facts from unimportant facts
owning the material
Owning the material
  • Can I relate x to u?
  • Can I illustrate how x does y?
  • Can I compare and contrast x to y?
  • Can I apply x to y in the real world?
  • Can I distinguish x from y?
  • Can I define, identify, name, and describe x?
  • Can I solve the problem of x?
three studying strategies
Three studying strategies
  • SQ3R technique
    • Survey, question, read, recite, review
  • Mnemonic devices
    • Jingles, sentences, words, story lines, pegging
  • Cooperative learning
    • Questioning, comparing, drilling, brainstorming, sharing, mapping
strategies
Strategies
  • 1. Choose a study environment that is right for YOU!
  • 2. Study in blocks of time and do not wait until the last minute to begin studying.
  • 3. Make a commitment to KNOW rather than memorize.
  • 4. Take short breaks to fight fatigue.
  • 5. Use repetition to commit information to long-term memory.
  • 6. VISUALIZE the information so your “mind’s eye” can help you remember it.
have small children
Have small children?
  • Study at school
  • Create crafts and hobbies
  • Study with your children
  • Rent educational movies
  • Invite your children’s friends over
  • Hire a sitter or exchange sitting services
  • Inquire about day care
in a crunch
In a crunch?
  • Decompressurize
  • Ditch the “blame game”
  • Know what to study
  • Read it quickly with H2FLIB
  • Make connections
  • Use your study guide
  • Visualize your material
  • Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!
  • Choose wisely
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