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Study Skills Memory

Aaron Said:

i need help for study skills. whats best way to break stuff down and retain it in long term memory.?

We Answered:

I have found the best way to retain things is to repeat it, and or learn it in different ways.
1] go over all course syllabus, and make sure you read assignment ahead of time. Write down questions raised during your reading [ whatever you don't understand ]. Do assignments the day assigned, instead of last minute.
2] review each subject a little a day [ 30-60" ]. If you don't understand a concept, outline it. If you don't know a definition, look it up, and write it down. [ learning by more than one method increases your chances of retaining the info, so reading and writing helps your memory.]
3] 'cramming' is not usually an effective technique - it increases your fatigue, making you more careless and liable to forget something. You should only stay up all night if you have to turn in a paper that day, and why didn't you do it ahead of time?
4] make flash cards for really difficult subjects - again, writing and reading increase retention.
5] consider study groups - they are very good for auditory and kinetic learners [ they just annoy the visual learners 'cause they keep talking! ]
6] curtail social and work activities before exams, so you can increase review times.
7] study in a relatively quiet area - no TV, loud music, screaming zombie video games - if need be, go to the library
8] lay out all materials and outfit you need the next day to decrease your stress level - get plenty of sleep
REVIEW:
be prepared for class ahead of time [ read assignment ]
use more than one learning style - visual, audio, and kinetic
[ hands on ]
allow enough time to prepare and review each subject

Roberta Said:

How to improve memory and study skills?

We Answered:

I think your study habits are fine, it's just that...

1) First, sleep well (at least 8 hours) and eat breakfast with lots of eggs the day of your test.

2) Start studying maybe a couple of days or even a week before the test.

3) Try studying right after your teacher gives you a lecture about the subject of the test.

4) Talking when you try to study the info helps.

Shelly Said:

how the memory and study skill .of a 12 year child can be improved?

We Answered:

There are games they can play online for free:
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/games.jsp
These games help develop basic skills needed for each grade level.

Heather Said:

How to increase the study skills,memory power.and also tell about how to reduce weight.?

We Answered:

To improves study skill: make a study habit and make plan how you should study than follow it.

To improves Memory power: use your brain as much as possible, for example Riddle, solving equation, math problem, do think a lot.

To reduce weight: eat health, do exercise, and be happy.

Gertrude Said:

what can a person do to improve there memory skills for learning?

We Answered:

Attention: Attend to the material intensely and wholly. Nothing else should enter your mind. Later, but not now.


Interest: Ask questions to stimulate interest. Take part or sides in the problems issues and subjects you are reading about.


Intention: Intend to remember as if your life depends on it.


Believe: Trust and believe in your ability to remember. It will strengthen as you lay burdens on it and because you trust it.


Start right: Concentrate on accurate input, not speed, at the beginning.


Select: Concentrate on the most significant things, the essential and the important. You can't nor are expected to get 100%, so give your most intense attention to what is new, difficult and must remember.


Associate: The more associations you can elicit for an idea, the more meaning I will have; the more meaningful the learning, the better one is able to remember it. People with good memories usually think over their experiences--real and vicarious--and systematically relate or associate them with previous learning.


Background: Build background. The more background you have on a subject, the more interest you will have and the better you can form associations and discern relationships between the new and the old.


Organization: A good memory is like a well-organized and well-maintained filing system. When a new fact presents itself and you decide to keep it, you will associate (file) it with its natural or logical group. Bunch or associate ideas, facts or details consistent with the organization of the chapter.


Recitation: Quiz or self-test yourself after every paragraph or natural break. Recite in your own words. Recitation not only serves memory but tests and promotes understanding.


Notes: Take brief notes in your own words and arrange them in some meaningful order. Review them immediately after concluding the chapter.


Review: Best time to review is immediately after initial learning has taken place. We forget most in the first 24-48 hours.


Spaced review: Periodically review so that forgetting has less of a chance to take place. If the intervals between reviews are too widely spaced, more forgetting will occur.


Over learn: When you are sure you know it, then one more time or two. If you can recall it instantly, you have over learned it. The more important and difficult the learning, the more you should over learn it and reinforce it with frequent reviews.


Study, then sleep: Freshly learned material is better remembered by most people after a period of sleep or mental activity than after a period of daytime activity when interference takes place.

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