To learn effectively, how to study, recall, retrieval cue, recognition, learning methods, overlearning
There are many different ways of studying, and some methods are more effective than others. The method I described here is effective for students who are learning just about any subject, and if they follow the steps correctly, they will be able to do well in the given subject. This method of learning will help these students to learn effectively and memorize information and be able to do well on exams. The method explains how to use psychological tools and concepts to study and improve one's ability to study.
[...] I begin by looking at the headings in each chapter and seeing if I am familiar with them. Then I would read the definitions on the margins and try to remember them a little bit through rehearsal. My next step would be to read the chapter and look up any words that I don't know in the dictionary. I would read the chapter and highlight things that I think are either important or difficult for me to remember or understand. [...]
[...] In this situation, I am taking useful psychological techniques and applying them to my own life. By understanding the psychological process behind learning and using the techniques, a person is able to become more efficient and more capable at retaining information. Works Cited Wagner, Kendra Van. “Memory Retrieval.” Retrieved May from About.com Website: “Chunking mnemonic memory technique.” Retrieved May from Ababasoft Website: Rader, Heather. (2005). [...]
[...] Sometimes, we read an entire chapter and are still not familiar with the terms and cannot recall the definitions of things. In order to prevent these memory problems, after reading the chapter, I would highlight the most complicated and most important points. This will help me remember what is most important and most difficult when I look back at the chapter. I will use overlearning, which is practicing material beyond the point where it can be repeated once without error, developing mastery of the material. [...]
[...] I would then put away the book and not think about it for some time. The next day or later on the same day, I would look into the textbook and read only the definitions and the sentences that I highlighted. This will ensure that I remember the most difficult parts of the reading, and it will also help me remember that parts that I didn't read because it will automatically be recalled to memory. If I felt like I needed to know the material better, I would look at it the next day and the day after that as well for a short time. [...]
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