Module2.2 - Armando Munoz Psych 111.015 Learning Techniques...

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Armando Munoz Psych 111.015 3-21-08 Learning Techniques Studying and preparing for exams is one of the most difficult and challenging things one can do here at the University of Michigan. However, this weekly task of cramming for tests 24 hours in advance is what truly makes this difficult. A few study strategies can help me remember and apply all the information absorbed into my brain for my next psychology exam. The three study techniques I will employ will be elaboration, hierarchal organization, and visualization. With the proper use and confidence in these techniques, there is no doubt that an improvement in grade on the test will show. A majority of persons are passive learners, or the ones who simply read the book and go to lecture; in contrast, elaboration teaches you to be an active learner, one who uses the information and applies it come exam time. This technique is given the name elaboration because it asks one to “elaborate” on something they read or studied, to pose questions about the topic, and to tie it to information that we already know. The goal of
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