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Discussion Question 2 - when that information has been...

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Think about the last time you attended a lecture or were in a classroom. Applying the information processing model, why did some things make it into your short-term memory and some things into your long-term memory? How can knowing this process increase your learning potential? How would you reduce the likelihood of forgetting important information? In all honesty, I cannot remember the last time that I was in the classroom or a lecture even though it was only a few short years ago, it feels like a lifetime ago. Applying the information processing model some things make it into ones short term memory due to repetition of information that has been put into our brains. However, if there is no repetition, then the information can disappear at a very fast rate. It is only stored into your long term memory
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Unformatted text preview: when that information has been actively processed and coded. If the information is not coded or processed actively, then it will not be stored. Knowing this process can increase your learning potential because then you will realize that you need to have repetition in order for it to be kept in your brain using your long term memory. One can reduce the likelihood of forgetting important information by constantly using repetition on the important things. An example of this would be to use flashcards. If you were to use flash cards on a consistent basis, then the memory of what those cards held would be stored in your long term memory. If the flash cards were only used once, then the likelihood of remembering them would be very slim....
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