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Title: MEMORY TIPS


1
MEMORY TIPS
Dr. Michelle Nicopolis, PC, NCC Cuyahoga
Community College Phone 216-987-5200 michelle.nic
opolis_at_tri-c.edu
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WHAT IS MEMORY?
  • Each memory involves millions of nerve cells
    connected by firing chemical messages to each
    other
  • When a series of cells connects a memory
  • The more times it connects, the stronger and more
    easily accessible the memory becomes

3
TYPES OF MEMORY USE IT OR LOSE IT!
http//www-static.cc.gatech.edu/classes/cs6751_97_
winter/Topics/human-cap/memory.html
4
MAKING AN EFFORT TO REMEMBER
  • The brain prioritizes by meaning, value and
    relevance
  • To have meaning, you must understand what you
    are learning
  • Move to remember!
  • Positive, relaxed attitude learning during peak
    energy time improves memory
  • Keep yourself healthy! Water, exercise,
    nourishment
  • Must be interested and think that information has
    value (study partner, study groups, talk with
    teacher)

5
ASSOCIATIONS
  • Every piece of information in our memory is
    connected to other pieces in one way or another.
  • For Example Apple
  • Red, Round, Sweet, Teacher, Tree, Fruit

6
MNEMONIC DEVICES
  • Tricks that can increase your ability to recall
    everything from grocery lists to speeches
  • Rely only on memorization, not understanding
  • Sometimes time-consuming to learn mnemonic
  • Can be forgotten (Ellis, Becoming a Master
    Student, 2009)

7
RHYMES SILLY SONGS
  • I before e except after c
  • In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus
    sailed the ocean blue
  • HALLOWEEN spells Halloween
  • 1-800-SAFE AUTO

8
ACRONYMS
  • Words created from first letters of a series of
    words
  • ROY G. BIV (Colors of the rainbow)
  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater
    Breathing Apparatus)

9
ACROSTICS
  • A sentence to help you remember a series of
    letters that stand for something
  • Never Eat Sour Watermelon
  • Every Good Boy Does Fine
  • My Dear Aunt Sally
  • My Very Efficient Mother Just Saved Up Nine
    Pennies

10
LEARNING LARGE LISTS
  • Helpful for essay tests or tests with lots of
    information
  • Example Causes of the Civil War
  • No financial backing from wealthy
  • No investment from industry
  • Social causes
  • No tolerance for Lincoln
  • Desire to keep plantation economy
  • Economic causes
  • Moral concern about slavery
  • Lack of capital to buy ammunition
  • Political causes
  • Desire of South to keep power
  • Desire to maintain Southern Way of Life

11
ORGANIZE IN A MEANINGFUL WAY
  • Causes of the Civil War
  • Social Causes
  • Moral Concern over Slavery
  • Desire to Maintain Southern Way of Life
  • Economic Causes
  • No Financial Backing from wealthy
  • No investment from industry
  • Desire to Keep Plantation Economy
  • Lake of Capital to buy ammunition
  • Political Causes
  • No tolerance for Lincoln
  • Desire of South to keep power

12
CHUNKING
  • George Miller (1950) The Magical Number Seven,
    Plus of Minus Two
  • STM recall 7 numbers (/-2) a few minutes
    after being told the numbers once
  • Mnemonic technique
  • Put items together to make larger units
  • Then, recall unit and each part
  • http//daphne.palomar.edu/stat/mark/stm20chunking
    .htm

13
REMEMBER THIS NUMBER
  • 715346395309

14
  • What number did you record?
  • What method did you use?

15
TRY AGAINWITH CHUNKING!
  • 715 346 395 309

16
  • Now what number did you record?
  • 715 346 395 309

17
METHOD OF LOCI
  • About 20 items
  • Visual/spatial learners
  • Put items in a place familiar to you
  • Visualize/draw your house (classroom) put items
    in rooms
  • http//cat.xula.edu/thinker/memory/strategies/loci

18
CHAINING
  • Ordered or unordered lists
  • Verbal/auditory/narrative
  • Create a story where each word or idea you have
    to remember cues the next idea to recall
  • Funnier the better

19
IMMEDIATE REVIEW
  • Think about the topic
  • Reread notes
  • Rewrite notes
  • Recite/talk about notes
  • Teach the topic

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REMEMBERING NAMES
  • Repeat name right away aloud (nice to meet you,
    Jack)
  • Repeat name to self
  • Visualize name on persons head
  • Pick something about the person that reminds you
    of him
  • Write it down

22
QUESTIONS?
What is one new memory tip you will try?
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