Cornerstone: First Year Experience UWG 1101. Chapter Ten: Understand. Reading Quiz. List and briefly define the 5 steps to the memory technique defined in the book as VCR3. Briefly explain the bizarreness effect. Being Old.
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- Henry Ford
If your brain was fed ten new pieces of information every second for the rest of your life, you would not even fill half of your memory capacity?
… so how do we tap into our memories?
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Everyone remembers and forgets information.
Your senses take in information.
With little effort you can remember some information.
With rehearsal (study) you can remember more.
Without use, information is forgotten.
Filing incoming information correctly will help retain it.
Stored information must have a retrieval method
Mnemonics, repetition, association, and rehearsal will help with storage and retrieval
V – Visualizing
C – Concentrating
R – Relating
R – Repeating
R – Reviewing
People forget 81% of what they ready in a textbook after 28 days.
Study each day to avoid last-minute stress
Form a study group with motivated students
Keep up with daily reading and homework
Depressurize – Don’t pretend cramming is going to save you.
Know the score – Know what to focus on.
Read it quick – H2FLIB
Make connections – Can I relate this to something else I already know?
Use your syllabus/study guide – If a professor provides this, it’s a great place to start.
See it – Vizualize! – Mapping, diagrams, photos, drawings, outlines….
Check your notes – Look for things you highlighted as important.
Choose wisely – You can’t do it all – make wise decisions about what to study first.
Control negative self-talk – stay positive
Study daily and overlearn the material
Arrive early and prepared for test
Jot down your mnemonics right away
Read instructions and entire test carefully
Answer questions you know first
What types and how many questions?
What chapters/sections will be covered?
Is there a time limit?
Are there any special instructions?
Is there a study sheet?
Is there a review session?
What is the grade value of the test?
What chapters or section will be covered?
Study hardest material first
Review lecture and textbook notes frequently
Learn using a variety of techniques
Review entire test before beginning
Ignore pace of classmates
Be aware of the time while testing