From the reading of chapter 6 "Tips from the Science of Memory?for Studying and for Life", I learned the science of memory and how to make my memory more effective. The main idea in this section is about how to memorize scientifically.

No matter what model of memory we use, we can sharpen your memory by thinking deeply about the "material" of life and connecting the information to other things we know. Perhaps the one most well connected node or most elaborate schema to which we can relate something is the self?what we know and think about ourselves.To make something meaningful and to secure its place in memory, we must make it matter to ourselves. There are three mnemonic strategies, Method of loci, Keyword method and Acronyms.

It is especially useful to combine the keyword method with other strategies While the preceding paragraph describes an excellent way to learn the meaning of words, it has limitations. In short, the keyword method helps learners acquire an initial, surface familiarity with a word that can serve as a first step to enable them to recognize the word when they encounter it later.Further active processing can make the word a permanent, automatic part of the learner's repertoire. To generalize the mnemonic strategies, they referred students back to previous mnemonic instruction; provide explicit prompting and feedback for the keyword and interactive image generation, provided feedback for mnemonic drawings, and provided explicit attribution training.

This last consisted of making comments such as, Mimi have leaned this information because you used this good strategy. " (Ericson, K.Enders, Volvo 14) If we think about memory as a physical event n the brain, we can see that memorizing material is like training a muscle. Repeated recruitment of sets of neurons creates the connection we want to have available not only at exam time but throughout life.

Clearly, that event is one that we remember, among all the things we have experienced in our life. We all have certain particularly vivid autobiographical memories that stand out as indicators of meaning, such as those studied by Jefferson Singer that we reviewed above.In fact, however, everyday life is filled with potentially remarkable moments?a beautiful sunrise, a delicious ell prepared Just for you, an unexpected telephone call from an old friend. Experiencing everyday life in its richness requires us to be attentive and engaged.

Sometimes the daily chores and hassles of life lead us to feel that we are Just going through the motions. This sort of mindless living may be a way to survive, but it is unlikely to be a way to thrive. I find an article from Hillary, Ernest R, Methods and procedures in the study of learning.In this article, he explained some fact about memory and study skill. Learning must be kept clear from other situations, which result in behavioral change.

The author describes typical experiments used to investigate learning behavior and In Turner eat a II consolers ten Toweling types: classical connectional response, operant or instrumental conditioning, maze and discrimination experiments, motor skills, and memorization and retention. 195-item bibliography. (Hillary, Ernest R, up. 17-567) The reason I think this website is authoritative is because the author of this article is very famous psychologist in America and wrote tons of work. I find his article in Usenet.

Org, which is a reliable website and it is very official. According to CRAP est., . Org nears nonprofit organization, which is reliable source of information.

Also the purpose of this website is to teach and inform not for gain money and reputation. According to these information, I believe this website is authoritative and reliable to gain work cite from.I think this article deep the thought I learned from our textbook. Autobiographical memory also allows us to understand ourselves and provides us with a source of identity.

In his studies of self-defining autobiographical memories, Jefferson Singer and his colleagues maintain that these internalized stories of arsenal experience serve as signs of the meaning we have created out of our life events and give our lives coherence After I read this chapter and learned about the tips of how to memorize scientifically, I make a plan on how to review for my midterm of psychology.From those three strategies of mnemonic, keyword method and method of loci are most fit for me. I plan to write down all the keyword from the book and use my own story or picture to memorize them. For an international student, it is hard to remember those long, complicated professional terms. I will use these tips to make the knowledge of these chapters meaningful.

I believe after I use this plan, which make up with the study tips, I will get great result on y midterm exam.