This article is written FOR STUDENTS that need to know these study strategies. This information can be shared in parent newsletters communicating the importance of its content and a further step towards the ultimate goal of empowering students.
- Comprehend it
- Self-Quizzing Often Sinks it in the Brain
- Spaced Practice Makes Permanent
- Prep Your Brain
- Reflect and Ask Questions
It is extremely important that we make sure we fully understand what is presented in the class. Knowledge must be accompanied by understanding to really make a lasting memory.
*Noted Psychologists Robert Sternberg, E. Grigorenko, and L. Zhang said, “one cannot apply what one knows in a practical manner if one does not know anything to apply.”
Therefore, it is essential to get knowledge in our heads, so that we can understand it, and then apply it constructively. Mastery requires knowing and comprehending how to use it! The content given during class time needs to become meaningful to YOU the LEARNER! Do everything you can to make the content meaningful, and therefore, memorable. Some strategies to help you understand the content better.
* Styles of learning and thinking matter in instruction and assessment, Perspectives on Psychological Science 3 (2008), 486-506