Why Can’t I Remember?A brief explanation of why finalexams are so hard, and how to      help make it easier.
Quickly Answer These Questions What color shirt was the teacher wearing in your last class? What time did you leave the ...
Now Tell ME…What did the grey text say on the first slide ofthis presentation?_ _____ _____________ ___ _____ ______ _ _ _...
Why Can’t I Remember?A brief explanation of why finalexams are so hard, and how to      help make it easier.
So…What Do We Do?
Remember these 7 items.     Life raftGreen Trooper Hat    Palm TreeRed Marquee Sign   Skyscraper Snorkeling Mask      Butter
What were they?1)2)3)4)5)6)7)
Now Study the Following Picture.     Watch for the arrows!
What are the 7 items?
You can do this with your tests!What is the  16 th              amendment of the US Constitution?
Finals should be nothing but a bigpicture and a story to explain them!
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Learn why you have trouble remembering answers to tests, and how to make studying for exams easier.

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  • Why is it you can remember the name of your first grade teacher or lyrics to a song you don’t even like, but you can’t remember the 4 things you went to the store to buy or the answers to an exam you studied for?
  • Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language.
  • We use these to make sophisticated models of the world we live in.
  • Our memories store all of these very effectively.
  • Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page.
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  • While writing is a rich and sophisticated medium for conveying complex arguments, our brains do not easily encode written information, making it difficult to remember.
  • http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/national-geographic-channel/specials-1/brain-games/ngc-memory-champion.html
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    1. 1. Why Can’t I Remember?A brief explanation of why finalexams are so hard, and how to help make it easier.
    2. 2. Quickly Answer These Questions What color shirt was the teacher wearing in your last class? What time did you leave the house this morning? What did you eat for breakfast yesterday? What did you eat for lunch on Christmas day?
    3. 3. Now Tell ME…What did the grey text say on the first slide ofthis presentation?_ _____ _____________ ___ _____ ______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ ___ ____ ____ ___ _ _ _ _ _.
    4. 4. Why Can’t I Remember?A brief explanation of why finalexams are so hard, and how to help make it easier.
    5. 5. So…What Do We Do?
    6. 6. Remember these 7 items. Life raftGreen Trooper Hat Palm TreeRed Marquee Sign Skyscraper Snorkeling Mask Butter
    7. 7. What were they?1)2)3)4)5)6)7)
    8. 8. Now Study the Following Picture. Watch for the arrows!
    9. 9. What are the 7 items?
    10. 10. You can do this with your tests!What is the 16 th amendment of the US Constitution?
    11. 11. Finals should be nothing but a bigpicture and a story to explain them!

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