WHEN TO DO
THIS PRINCIPLE IS IMPORTANT
intention is crucial. If you donít actively plan to remember
something, you wonít remember
it very well.
|2. Get an
"overview" of the task.
you begin a new learning project
a preview of the whole process youíre trying to learn will help
you later as you read, practice, etc. Youíll be able to fill in
details of each part if you start
with a simplified version of the whole task first.
immediately after learning.
end of each study session
forgetting takes place immediately after learning occurs--not two
hours or two days later.
Therefore, review immediately, even if just for a few minutes.
|4. Learn actively.
learning time should be actively self-testing and practice rather than
passively re-reading. Expose as many senses as possible to the
material--read it, hear it, visualize it, etc.
|5. Use an
hour or two.
youíre trying to read a whole chapter
learning such as understanding new relationships learning how to
solve a problem
requires longer periods of
time for efficient learning.
two to five minutes.
have a simple mechanical task or rote-memorization
tasks and especially anything you have to memorize task are better
learned in short, frequent practice sessions rather than an hour or two.
Practice what you have learned.
between the time you first
learn something and the time
youíre tested on it
forgetting takes place because people havenít periodically
practiced or reviewed what they learned.
in an organized way.
remember much more when you have a systematic,
orderly view of what you
have learned. If you have studied
facts as isolated events without
seeing relationships between
them, then you will forget more quickly.
and understand the goals/objectives for your study session.
beginning of any learning or retrieving session
gives you a purpose and a complete overview of each study session,
and it will help you become
a more systematic and organized