Essay- How to Study

Essay- How to Study - The best and most effective study...

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The best and most effective study strategy is to teach the material to a friend or peer. By teaching the material you are not only processing semantically and thus analyzing the information deeply in terms of the meaning and importance, but also checking to see if you know all there is to know on that topic of study. Research has found that the deeper the level of processing, the more likely the information will enter long-term memory and the greater the likelihood of it being recalled. The information in LTM is more likely to be recalled because there are more retrieval pathways, or memory connections. Organizing the material in the form of an outline improves recall by guiding the reader to make connections between the key points and context. When reading a book it is important to read the summary, the headings, subheadings, the pictures, the graphs, and the words in bold because they are the specific cues the writer emphasizes in such a way that it gives meaning to all the other minor details. Bransford and Johnson (1972) did an experiment in which they found
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course PSYCH 129B taught by Professor Kupper during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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