Running head: ESSAY 21Studying StragegiesEliane BachmannLiberty University
STUDYING STRATEGIES2Studying MethodsAmong college students, there are several default study techniques. The most popular methods include using flashcards to memorize vocabulary and concepts (rote repetition), readingone’s notes continually until the information starts to stick, or simply cramming two-hours beforea big exam. As demonstrated in the textbook, these study methods are not effective when learning new concepts. To effectively learn and retain new material, the brain has to be given time to consolidate new information into long-term memories. This is very difficult to do when students try to learn large amounts of material in very little time. Because almost all students rely on flashcards and rote repletion as their primary method of studying at some point in their academic career, it is beneficial to further explore the effects that such studying has on one’s ability to retain new information. Repetition as a Form of StudyingWhen trying to learn new information through rote repetition, new concepts are often more difficult to remember because there is a lack of association occurring (Nevid, 6.2).