What role does a good memory have in your academic life?
Do you know how your memory works?
Memorization is one of the most common types of learning used in university. Due to the large volume of information which needs to be learned, having strong memory skills and using effective memory strategies is critical for success at university.
Memorizing comes into play at all stages of a degree but is most crucial at the outset of a program as each discipline has its own body of core knowledge. Often students complain that they have "so much to memorize"; however, if the core knowledge is not committed to memory early in a program, the student will struggle to acquire more difficult and complex information. Moreover, some courses require you to memorize specific facts or rules, e.g., language courses. Science course (biology, anatomy) also require a large amount of information, alongside understanding concepts.
To remember all that's required to successfully complete a course, information needs to be reviewed frequently. For students who cram the course material at the end of the term will find that much of the information is lost soon after the final exam, and they will have to relearn it next term. What a waste of time!
Purpose of this module
The aim of this module is to provide information about how your memory works and offer useful strategies to assist in the process of remembering. Although strategies involving repetition are most commonly used to assist memory, this module goes beyond simple rote memorization to whole brain techniques which will help you unleash your powerful memory.