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The Academic Resources Center Presents. A Learning Enhancement Seminar. 4:00pm - 5:00pm McInteer 150 Aud. Tuesday. Aug. 21st. Enhancing Memory Skills. A key to. your success. at HU. . . . and beyond!. Academic Resurces Center TEC 334 501-279-4549. We never forget!.

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The Academic Resources Center Presents

A Learning Enhancement Seminar

4:00pm - 5:00pm

McInteer 150 Aud.

Tuesday

Aug. 21st

Enhancing

Memory

Skills

A key to

your success

at HU

. . . and beyond!

Academic Resurces Center

TEC 334

501-279-4549

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We never forget!

Do you believe that?

memory exercise
Memory Exercise

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You can remember anything if you organize it.

understanding memory
Understanding Memory
  • Storing information properly:
  • The brain’s information retrieval system:

association, repetition, rehearsal &

mnemonic devices

  • Without rehearsal or use, information is forgotten
3 types of memory
3 Types of Memory
  • Sensory memory: gathered from 5 senses
  • Short-term (working) memory: limited to 5 – 9 separate facts
  • Long-term memory: you can store & retrieve anything.
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Get Organized

Get Active

Pace Yourself

get organized
Get Organized
  • Get motivated
  • Reduce interference
  • Be selective
  • Intend to remember
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Look for relationships among ideas:

    • How does it relate to the key idea?
    • How does it relate to course goals?
    • How does it relate to my personal goals?
  • Create associations:
    • What do I already know about …….?
get active
Get Active
  • Move around in your environment
  • Use graphics:
      • Draw
      • Visualize
  • Use flash cards
  • Read, write, recite, review
  • ASC tutoring
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The Benefits of Exercise:

  • Stimulates the senses
  • Releases stress
  • Improves sleep
  • Enhances digestion
  • Maintains strength
  • All of the above positively impact memory.
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The Benefits of Exercise: contd.

  • Some evidence suggests that exercise is
  • particularly effective for short-term memory.
  • 20-minute daily walks may improve
  • memory performance.
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Which was the worst war in history?

Casualties

Damage to Places

Long Term Damage to Society

 Vietnam

 World War I

 World War II

Use graphic organizers:

http://www.graphic.org/concept.html

A

B

TOPIC

Venn Diagram

Double Cell Diagram

C

B

A

C

Cluster Diagram

Matrix

using mnemonic devices neh mon ick
USING MNEMONIC DEVICES(neh-mon-ick)
  • ACRONYMS:
  • LASER:
  • light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
  • NATO:
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • SCUBA:
  • self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
  • HOMES:

Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie & Superior

mnemonics contd
Mnemonics (contd.)
  • Mediation:

A type of mnemonic device in which you form associations.

Linking two items with a third:

Peso “pay-so” One pays with money

mnemonics contd1
Mnemonics (contd.)
  • Forming unusual exaggerated associations:

Flashbulb memories (where were you when…?)

pace yourself
PaceYourself
  • Distribute learning
  • Overlearn
  • Use daylight
  • Got attitude?
  • Combine memory techniques
  • Avoid short-term memory lapse
  • Review
use it or lose it
Use It or Lose It!

REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW