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Unformatted text preview: TE HW 10/08/09 Chelsea Meyers To understand the processes of memory you must first understand encoding (the process by which information gets into memory.) Encoding is like the back bone of memory, and can be performed in different ways, and each way can have different effects. The first step to helping your child retain more information is to look at which they are encoding most often. Rehearsal is when you repeat the information multiple times, to help increase the amount of time that piece of information stays in memory. Rehearsal is useful when it comes to remembering information for a short period of time. However it doesnt work well retaining information over the long run. This could be a good place to start; elaborating on topics your child is having a hard time with is a great start. Elaboration is the extensiveness of information processing. Making real-life examples is a good way to elaborate. Elaboration adds to the distinctiveness of the memory code making it easier to recall the to elaborate....
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