Writing Assignment 1
From the reading of chapter 6 “Tips from the Science of Memory—for Studying and for Life”, I learned the science of memory and how to make my memory more effective.
The main idea in this section is about how to memorize scientifically. No matter what model of memory we use, we can sharpen your memory by thinking deeply about the “material” of life and connecting the information to other things we know. Perhaps the one most well connected node or most elaborate schema to which we can relate something is the self—what we know and think about ourselves. To make something meaningful and to secure its place in memory, we must make it matter to ourselves.
There are three mnemonic strategies, Method …show more content…
I think this article deep the thought I learned from our textbook. Autobiographical memory also allows us to understand ourselves and provides us with a source of identity. In his studies of self-defining autobiographical memories, Jefferson Singer and his colleagues maintain that these internalized stories of personal experience serve as signs of the meaning we have created out of our life events and give our lives coherence
After I read this chapter and learned about the tips of how to memorize scientifically, I make a plan on how to review for my midterm of psychology. From those three strategies of mnemonic, keyword method and method of loci are most fit for me. I plan to write down all the keyword from the book and use my own story or picture to memorize them. For an international student, it is hard to remember those long, complicated professional terms. I will use these tips to make the knowledge of these chapters meaningful. I believe after I use this plan, which make up with the study tips, I will get great result on y midterm exam.
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An experimental analysis of the mechanisms of a memory skill. Ericsson, K. Anders; Polson, Peter G.