Dr. Jennifer McCabe (Goucher College) shares a very useful and powerful memory strategy — the keyword mnemonic — that anyone can use to organize information in a meaningful way to create lasting memories. To learn about another powerful memory strategy called the method of loci, watch Part II of Dr. McCabe’s, Tricks to Retain Studied Information.

 
For more tips on making the most of your study time, check out these two videos from College Info Geek.
Check out the video above and take a quick and easy challenge to discover the natural power of your memory.
Whether you’re studying for an exam, learning a new language, or just keen on maximizing your memory in everyday life,  check out this video by KhanAcademy for some great encoding techniques.

 

About the Author

Jennifer McCabe (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at Goucher College. Her research focuses on topics in human memory, including strategies for memory improvement; metacognition/metamemory (or what you know about your own memory); scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically instructional methods in Psychology; and human memory systems, primarily short-term and working memory.

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