Without memory, learning is impossible. As we have discussed, memory helps you recall important events, what you ate for dinner, your childhood favorite songs, and what your best friend looks like and sounds like. Memory makes us who we are.
For this discussion, apply and integrate your knowledge by identifying strategies involving memory that you have found helpful in studying for exams (such as mnemonic devices, elaborative and maintenance rehearsal, or sufficient sleep):
- Describe your specific memory strengths and weaknesses related to studying and give an example.
- Describe the tasks you used to test your memory after studying for the exam.
- What affects your ability to retrieve information from memory on exam day?