Study Skills: MemoryLearning to study, comprehend, and remember
Tips for Effective Studying Make studying a part of your daily routine. Manage your study time wisely. Collaborate with others. Make your learning style work for you. Be alert for external distractions. Get enough sleep. Follow a regular exercise program. Get a tutor.
Studying to Understand andRemember Pay attention to what you’re hearing or reading. “Overlearn” the material. Check the Internet. Be sure you have the big picture. Look for connections between your life and what’s going on in your courses. Get organized. Reduce stressors in your life.
Short Term vs. Long TermMemory Short-Term Memory Long-Term MemoryStores information for about 30 Procedural: remembering how to doseconds somethingCan contain from 5 to 9 chunks of Semantic: remembering facts andinformation at one time meaningsInformation either forgotten or moved Episodic: remembering the time andto long-term memory place of events
Information Processing Model How Does Information Get In And Out Of My Memory? http://bit.ly/ofGbnS
Why Do I Forget? Within one hour you can forget up to 50% of what you have just learned. WHY? Selective Attention Pseudo Forgetting Decay Theory Interference
What Techniques Do YOU Use to Remember Things?
Notable Notes from PPT Slides from class Syllabus as guide Summarize lecture/lab notes What are the key points? Do you ask yourself questions? Review tips: Flash cards Re-write Note summary Discuss Teach – talk it out or explain
Taking Notes in Class What’s YOUR preferred method for note-taking? Cornell Method
Deep Learning Goal is to truly understand course material Involves actively constructing learning experiences Leads to better memory retention Deep learners enjoy the process of learning for its own sake Deep learners use more thinking skills
Memory Myths vs. Reality Reality: Virtually anyone can Myth: Some people have improve the ability to bad memories remember and recall Myth: Some people have Reality: Research shows that photographic memories these abilities result more Myth: Memory benefits from often from learned strategies long hours of practice Reality: The way you practice Myth: Remembering too is more important than how much can clutter your mind long you practice Myth: People use only 10% Reality: Your storage of their brain power capacity is unlimited. How you organize is more important than the quantity. Reality: No evidence to prove how much we actually use
Tips for Improving Your Memory Mnemonics Acronyms – New words created from the first letters of several words. Acrostics – A verse in which certain letters of each word or line form a message. Rhymes or songs Visualization – Use to associate words, concepts, or stories with visual images.
What Mnemonics Do You Use? Never Eat Shredded Wheat
Tips for Improving Your Memory Using Review Sheets, Mind Maps and other tools Review sheets – Use your notes to make lists of key terms and ideas that you need to remember. Mind map – Like a review sheet, with a visual element. Flash cards – Carry them with you everywhere!
Visualize with Mind Maps
Tips for Improving Your Memory Summaries Predict a test question from your lecture notes. Read all assignments, marking main ideas as you go. Analyze and abstract. What is the purpose? Connect main points and supporting details. Select, condense, and order. Write your ideas precisely in a draft. Review your draft. Test your memory. Schedule time to review summaries, and double check your memory before the test.