Memory Enhancement Handout

Memory Enhancement Handout

Scenario: You are a university professor, and you truly want your students to learn the material in your course and to do well on your exams. To help them succeed, you decide to put together a handout with information on some of the key factors affecting memory.

Assignment Content: Your handout must include the following information.

➢ Introduction: Include an introductory paragraph that briefly introduces the information in your handout, and informs the students as to why this information is important for them to know.

➢ Study tips

▪ Distributed practice

o Description: Define distributed practice, and provide a specific example of using distributed practice to study for an upcoming exam.

o Support: Briefly describe the method and findings of a research study showing the positive effects of distributed practice on memory performance.

▪ Elaborative rehearsal

o Description: Define elaborative rehearsal, and provide a specific example of how it may be used to help students remember information from any college course; feel free to choose any area of study (e.g., psychology, Spanish, mathematics).

o Support: Briefly describe the method and findings of a research study showing the positive effects of elaborative rehearsal on memory performance.

▪ Mnemonics

o Description: Define mnemonics, and provide at least two specific examples that may be used to help students remember information from any college course.

o Support: Briefly describe the method and findings of a research study showing the positive effects of mnemonic devices on memory performance.

 

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