Chapter 7 memory and studying retaining what you learn
ANDRES GARCIAEvery student experiences the frustration of working hard to remember something that seemsirrelevant.• How do you handle this? - I personally don’t struggle with this situation so often, even though that sometimes because I might be so tired or exhausted I deal with the frustration of not remembering some things. I try to stay calm and focus on what I have to remember, putting all my thoughts in order.• How should you handle it? - I should choose a system that will cause me to engage actively with the material. - Apply journalists’ questions to design my study plan. o When? How much time do I need and what time of day is best? Choosing a time close to original learning Know when to stop studying o Where? Minimize distractions o Who? Alone or in groups? Follow guidelines for working in groups o What and why? Choose prioritized materials to study o How? Use strategies that work for me.• What memorization techniques do you resist trying?- Working in groups.• Is it because they seem too unrelated to the information, or too goofy?- I focus more studying by myself.• What would you be willing to try?- Prioritize materials to study.• What does Norton’s story mean for you?- That its very interesting and that it will very helpful.• What effects can take you beyond your world?- It will help me to become a better student, approaching every goal that I have in mind.• What can you learn from Norton’s case about memory and study strategies?- That if we apply it in every different scenario of our lives we will be successful.• What can you learn from Norton about analytical, creative, and practical thinking?- I believe we all have it in different ways, it’s just that we have being negligent in our regularlive of study. But its very supportive learning this things.