Elaborative rehearsal is when the brain links new information to information that is already known and allowing your brain to think about the terms and what needs to be remembered, instead of repeating it over and over to yourself. Unfortunatly I did not get to test this on myself, but I do believe it will work for other people if done correctly and used a couple times than not!
Concrete examples is applying something new that you are learning to something you can relate it with. For example, if you are learning the word scarce, as used in the video on this link, they compare it to an airplane that is selling tickets. Months before the date of the flight, the tickets are around the normal price for seats, but as the due date draws closer, the prices for seats goes up because more and more tickets have been bought and there are less seats. So the seats are scarce, which drives the price for the remaining ones up. Concrete examples help me understand things better by applying it to things I already know.
Retrieval practice is the practice of getting information out instead of in. Instead of drilling students brains with information that they try to keep in their memory, this is allowing students to retrieve the information and help them learn better. Recalling information and practicing this type of learning is proven to be more effective than maintencance rehearsal. What I did was used the example in the website to recall information and write it down on flashcards. When I did this, instead of just looking at the quizlet sets online, I remembered the words more quickly than before.
Chunking is the practice of breaking up bigger things, into smaller "chunks" so it is easier for students to understand and organize. This helps with paraphrasing and understaing complex texts by breaking it up. When tested on myself, we had random words in rows and colums and tried to memorize as many as we could of the 25 words. Before chunking, I could only remember 18. Then, with the second, I categorized each row of words into one major topic, such as animals, furniture, etc. This time, I could remember all 25 words. Chunking definitly worked for me in this situation.
By repeating and rehearsing certaint things will allow them to stay in your short term memory for longer and allow them to travel to the long term memory so you can remember! My mom would always tell me to repeat it 8 times and you'd remember and this usually does work for me!