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« on: 03/03/2006 23:03:30 »
Whats the best way to remember something you read. are their any tricks which can help you remember things

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« Reply #1 on: 03/03/2006 23:42:59 »
I think there are many courses and books that you can buy that help you learn how to Speed-Read and almost perfect a photgraphic memory. I have never tried them though.

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Re: memory
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2006 15:17:26 »
Michael - there are lots of tricks. My favourite is PQRST. The way it works is this...

Select a piece of text to learn... not too long; say a page or so, but it depends really on the amount of content. Anyway, not too much.
P - Peruse it. Just glance through it quickly to get an overall view of the content.
Q - Questions. Write down questions you should be able to answer after you've learned it.
R - Read. Take your time. Read & re-read until you're sure you understand it.
S - Self-test. Answer the questions.
T - Talk. Talk to yourself about what you've read. Imagine yourself trying to explain it to someone with no knowledge of the subject. Think of analogies to use, how it may relate to other things you already know.

This technique uses what's known as Deep Processing (Craik and Lockhart, 1972). Rather than just reading something, you're processing the information in more than 1 way - reading, writing & talking. Plus, any analogies you think of will help you remember.
It's the technique I used to get through my psychology studies and it certainly stood me in good stead.
Don't try to do too much in 1 sitting. Around 45 mins is the max for most people, then take a 10-15 minute break. If you try doing more, it'll be a total waste of time.
Also, bear in mind that short term memory (STM) can only handle 7 quanta of information at a time. That's why we have trouble remembering number sequences containing more than 7 digits. The quanta have to be aggregated to enable us to remember more. For instance, someone's phone number. If the area code is 1 you're familiar with, that would count as 1 quanta, so you'd be more likely to remember the whole thing. If it's a new 1 to you, that's 5 quanta taken up straight away. Aggregating the quanta is the only way you'll get more into STM.
 

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Re: memory
« Reply #3 on: 04/03/2006 17:26:24 »
...sorry...what is this thread about again !! ?

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« Reply #4 on: 05/03/2006 15:15:05 »
hahahaha :D



...similar to PQRST is SQRRR: survey, question, read, recite, review.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/03/2006 20:22:16 »
thanks doc those tips can come in handy!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/03/2006 20:59:48 »
Ariel - they're very similar. They both use deep processing.
 

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Re: memory
« Reply #7 on: 07/03/2006 09:35:02 »
mickey
we are way beyond "janet&johns" now,ive got a nice postman pat if you want to try that,i remember he goes to the country-side, but the rest eludes me [V]

its the drugs,y-know.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 07/03/2006 10:10:29 »
Ray - that's the book in the series. It explains how people started calling him Pat after he fell face-first into some bovine waste matter :D
 

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Re: memory
« Reply #9 on: 07/03/2006 21:53:37 »
I dont need to read postman pat coz i am postman pat

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« Reply #10 on: 08/03/2006 18:53:41 »
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Re: memory
« Reply #11 on: 09/03/2006 23:43:30 »
noddy is a weirdo,he wears a really girly suit,and hangs around with bears,bit like ariels grizzly man,oh and he looks like a girl :D:D
i of course am refering to mr pandy,how the dickens i got noddy mixed up with him i will never know!!!!!!!



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Re: memory
« Reply #12 on: 11/03/2006 00:34:50 »
Andy Pandy is a basket case.

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Re: memory
« Reply #13 on: 11/03/2006 04:00:56 »
I always loved Rhubarb & Custard !
 

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Re: memory
« Reply #14 on: 11/03/2006 04:45:54 »
woody woodpecker was a head banger

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