The spacing effect is the phenomenon whereby learning is greater when studying is spread out over time, as opposed to studying the same amount of content in a single session. Spaced practice is a good way to memorize things. I tried this method on my Spanish class, and it worked. I memorized all the terms that I had to, and studied every day one section of the chapter. At the end, I got an A on my test.
Chunking strategy - learner groups content into small manageable units making the information easier to process. I chose this strategy because it is easier to memorize in my opinion. When you do an organization of items into familiar or manageable units, you make it easier to remember. I used this strategy on my US history class, I separated all the dates and terms that looked familiar and learned them faster and in a more efficient way.
Retrieval practice is an evidence-based strategy that dramatically improves learning. Locating stored information and returning it to conscious thought. I chose it because I think it is interesting to have already a information in your mind and just return it to a conscious thought. I used it when I was playing piano. Sometimes I forget some achords and I use this method to memorize and remember what was already on my mind.
The way we feel emotionally and the things in our systems, drugs, medications and general health all influence in the way we memorize things. When I am studying for a important test, like Math or English I have to make sure that I am not anxious or nervous because if I am, that is going to affect my results on that test. Of course I will be a little anxious about it, but I have to control myself in order to obtain a better grade.
Elaborative rehearsal is a memory technique that involves thinking about the meaning of the term to be remembered, as opposed to simply repeating the word to yourself over and over. I use this technique a lot. On my chemistry class I have to remember terms like: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous. For me, to remember what they mean, I have to do a connection with what homo and hetero means, and then apply that on my Chemistry class.