questions. Though unlikely in this situation, decay, the disappearance of unused memory, could be experienced. As we grow older, decay of memory grows more apparent. Although time may take away memories, it also allows us time to correct conceptions when the correct details are fully reinforced. In the circumstance that previously retained information is modified or exterminated, replacement occurs. While replacement can be positive, it also has the potential to be negative in situations where the knowledge you are being tested on is isolated information. With little to no reinforcement in such circumstances, the mere time spent remembering the items alone interferes with your performance. Typically for college students, the most experienced issue during testing occurs in the retrieval of memories. The first step, perhaps one of the most overlooked, to improving memory is by maintaining your health since hormones, emotions, and brain injuries impact the interpretation of your environment and what you are doing, especially in a test-taking setting. The next step is more dependent on the stage of processing the information ranges in. If the memory is just being built, then elaborative rehearsal, the connection of new information to established knowledge, is imperative to the education of material. If the memory is already
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