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ERIC Number: ED228574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Memory Magic.
Hartman, Thomas G.; Nowak, Norman
This paper outlines several "tricks" that aid students in improving their memories. The distinctions between operational and figural thought processes are noted. Operational memory is described as something that allows adults to make generalizations about numbers and the rules by which they may be combined, thus leading to easier memorization. Repetition, rhythm, rhyme, and imagery are described as a few of the elements of figural memory and as the keys to memory tricks. The peg system of memory, which requires a student to make an association between two lists, is explained as an excellent method for memorizing numbers and facts. Other techniques of memorization are described, including the keyword method (making something to be remembered as silly or unusual as possible); cartooning (drawing details to be remembered in an unusual fashion); and the link system (making a chain of the information to be remembered). (PAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented to the Working Group on the Psychology of Learning in Academic Settings (1982).