Information Processing Strategies

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Information Processing  Strategies
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Comparative Organizer of Strategies from All Categories Strategy Name Category Type of Memory Description Example (if possible) Which of my classes will I use this strategy or how First-Letter Method Rehearsal Short- Term Using first letter of each word in a list of items/concepts to make another word/acronym that is easy to remember. P lease E xcuse M y D ear A unt S ally (to remember the algebraic order of operations) geography, history, anatomy, etc. (to remember key terms and facts) Mnemonics Rehearsal Short- Term Using features of a list to make another acronym/sentence that is easy to remember. W ashington A dams J efferson (JAW ) geography Method of Loci Rehearsal Short- Term Using a route you know well to remember a list of terms/facts. Linking landmarks on your route through campus (statues, fountains, etc.) to terms you’re trying to learn in chemistry, formulas in math, etc. math, chemistry Rhymes and Tunes Rehearsal Short- Term Creating a rhyme or song to remember concepts. the bone song (“your knee bone’s connected to your femur. ..”) government, anatomy Story Method Rehearsal Short- Term Creating a story to link terms/ideas together. “There once were Proton and Neutron. They lived together in Nucleus. ..” art history, literature, science Link Method Rehearsal Short- Term Using actions to link terms/items on a list together. need to remember to buy scissors and string, so you think “scissors cut string” math, chemistry, classes where you need to remember a lot of terms
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Associating Material with Prior Knowledge Elaboration Long- Term Applying new material to prior knowledge/experiences in order to make connections with what you already know Thinking about how material in Bio relates to real life. Relating college Chem to what
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