ERIC Number: EJ850984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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Experiment on Chinese Postgraduates' Recognizing 100 Everyday English Adopting "MMOASAPMI"
Wang, Hongli; Li, Jinghua; Luo, Jing; Liu, Hong
Frontiers of Education in China, v3 n4 p516-534 Dec 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the memory effects of the postgraduates' memorizing Everyday English from 30 to 100 using the Natural Numeral Imagery Memory (Method by memorizing the concrete objects associated with the shapes of Arabic numeral to produce marvelous imagination, MMOASAPMI). The results indicated as follows: Firstly, the postgraduates, who applied the MMOASAPMI to memorize and recall the Everyday English from 30 to 100, could recite them well in sequence backward, forward, and randomly. The reaction time of reciting any sentence randomly is no more than 2 seconds. Secondly, it can transform the materials of the short-term memory into long-term memory quickly, and effectively prevent them from the interference of proactive and retroactive inhibition, so it is useful for keeping memorized information with less loss and remaining for a long period. Thirdly, with the materials in strong sequence, large quantities and the difficulty to memorize, it is an extremely effective method for memorizing them. Fourthly, the keys to improving the memory efficiency are the well-storing skills of memory, storing methods, and memory clues.
Descriptors: Memorization, Inhibition, Memory, Mnemonics, Recall (Psychology), Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pattern Drills (Language), Retention (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: China