Unit 5: Memory Principles and Techniques

Learning Objectives

After you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • Explain how each part of the memory works (sensory, working, and long-term)
  • Describe several mnemonic, or memory, techniques
  • Discuss memory regarding the older learner: what changes and what stays the same
  • Describe short-term memory
  • Describe long-term memory
  • Explain how to transfer information from the short-term memory to the long-term memory
  • Discuss effective strategies for memorizing information
  • Explain strategies for how to concentrate
  • Describe how the place you choose to study effects efficiency
  • Describe how the time you choose to study effects efficiency
  • Discuss internal and external distractions
  • Explain how to recognize and minimize distractions

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This chapter is adapted from Unit 5: Memory Principles and Techniques in Blueprint for Success in College and Career by Dave Dillon.

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