Improvement Techniques

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  • Created on: 15-05-11 14:18

There are several different techniques – called Mnemonics - that you can use to improve your memory and your recall of information, including 'acronyms' and 'chunking'. These techniques make it easier for important information to be passed into the LTM in a shorter time - without the hassle of rehearsing time and time again.

For example, the method of 'chunking' splits groups of information into smaller, more manageable pieces that you can easily refer to. This is shown by the research by Glanzer and Cunitz (1966), on the free recall technique. This showed that the first and last items in a list were normally remembered better than the middle ones because of the primacy and recency effects (as the first items have been passed into the LTM and the last ones still remain in the STM – hence the middle items have been displaced and forgotten.) Therefore, the method of chunking helps reduce the amount of 'middle items' as




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