"Spaced practice is the exact opposite of cramming. When you cram, you study for a long, intense period of time close to an exam. When you space your learning, you take that same amount of study time, and spread it out across a much longer period of time. Doing it this way, that same amount of study time will produce more long-lasting learning. For example, five hours spread out over two weeks is better than the same five hours right before the exam." I use this every time I study, because I'm not a person who can study all of it the night before and remember it all the next day and ace the test. It works well, and you even use it in class with quizlet live. I rank it 1/5
"Abstract ideas can be vague and hard to grasp. Moreover, human memory is designed to remember concrete information better than abstract information (1). To really nail down an abstract idea, you need to solidify it in your mind. You can do this by being specific and concrete." Using concrete examples really helps me because the examples help me relate the information to things I already know, so when the information is brought up the examples come to mind and then if I don't remember the information straight up, I can infer what the info means based on the examples. I rank it 2/5
"An elaboration strategy is where the student uses elements of what is to be learned and expands them. The student expands the target information by relating other information to it (ex. creating a phrase, making an analogy)." This also really works for me, because I can remember things really well when i relate information to information I do know. When I elaborate, I expand on it based on outside information. I rank it 3/5.
"The design of how humans can process information by using visual and verbal channels simultaneously." Diagrams really help me because I'm a bit of a visual learner, and I remember pictures slightly more than words. I also really get the information clearly if it's screamed at me. I rank it 4/5
"Three experiments assessed the ability of male Sprague-Dawley rats to organize the spatial locations of different food types in a hierarchical manner to maximize the efficiency of working memory. Independent groups were exposed, on a 12-arm radial maze, to baiting arrangements varying in the stability of the pattern and type of food used as bait. Training rats with stable, differentiable baiting arrangements produced increased accuracy in choice performance, hierarchically ordered patterns of choice selection, slower growth of proactive interference when trials were massed, and the learning of the geometrical relations among food types independent of other extramaze cues. Such findings are strong evidence of the rat's ability to encode and use local cues for navigation, based on properties of the reinforcer. The application of a chunking strategy may provide for more efficient use of working memory by facilitating information storage, recall, or resetting mechanisms." In our chunking activity, I improved by 5 words. Separating the information organizes it and makes it easier to remember. I renk it 5/5.