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This presentation is about how to beat forgetting curve. There is some useful soft which helps with this problem. For example Supermemo

This presentation is about how to beat forgetting curve. There is some useful soft which helps with this problem. For example Supermemo

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    • Beat the Forgetting Curve
    • How do we forget?
      • Herman Ebbinghaus, 1885
      • subjects memorize a list of meaningless, three letter words
      • tracked how quickly his subjects forgot the words
      • became known as the Ebbinghaus or Forgetting Curve
      • Graphic Source: www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/people/ebbinghaus.gif
    • Ebbinghaus Curve: www.psych.purdue.edu/~ben/285su2001/notes/figures/5-forgettingcurve.htm
    • How do we forget? Forgetting curve would start here if we could remember everything after a lecture Forgetting curve would actually start here as we typically remember only about 75% at the end of a lecture – so we have less to remember However, you have the potential to forget less PLUS remember more if you review immediately after class
    • Overcoming the Curve Immediately after class 24 hours later 1 week later (or sooner) 1 month later (or sooner) Notice how less is forgotten after each review!!
    • So Review
      • 10 min - After class (or in evening) by completing, organizing & comprehending (rewriting, typing) notes (e.g. Cornell right column)
      • 24 hr – Next day, before Ebbinghaus kicks in, reread notes, condense to main ideas & create questions (e.g. Cornell left column)
      • 1 week - Before class the following week or earlier, review and self-test your recall (e.g. Cornell, cover right column & self-test from left)
      • Therefore, when you prepare to study for your midterms and finals, you have already reviewed the material a minimum of 3 times