Enhancing your Memory and Comprehension
- P lease E xcuse M y D ear A unt S ally
- Visualization is forming a mental picture of information you are trying to remember.
- By seeing a picture in your mind of the content, you will retain more of the information.
- Association means relating or linking new information to that with which you already know.
- By connecting new ideas with familiar ideas already rooted in your mind, you can form memorable images to boost immediate recall.
- Best used to employ short- term recall of facts and details
- Mnemonic Devices are another type of memory tool best used for short-term recall of details.
- An effective mnemonic device is simple to devise and easy to remember.
- Disadvantages to using mnemonic devices:
- You are remembering not learning information.
- They can be cumbersome to create and easily confused.
- Make color coded study cards
- Use sticky notes as reminders
- Recite aloud while reviewing
- Create a catchy rhyme, jingle, or song as a memory device
- To strengthen recall, imagine hearing the information.
- To strengthen memory, use all of your senses– sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing.
- Move about and read aloud while reviewing.
- Act out roles, play charades, and develop games to help you remember.
- Rewrite as a method of review
- Separate and write out details of each step for a problem or process, such as with math and science coursework
- Create mnemonic devices by using the first letter of the word to develop a new word or phrase.
- Six Ingredients to enhance Learning.
- Three Ways to Enhance Memory.
- Learning Styles and Memory Enhancing Strategies
- Turn to page 110 in your text book.
- Complete the summary grid and prepare for quiz on Wednesday.