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Robert Arrowood ETSU McNair Program
The night before your GRE you should do what? (Select all that apply) Stay up until 6 A.M watching The Walking Dead. Become so inebriated that you black out in a road side ditch. Get a good night’s sleep. Cry and attempt suicide out of fear. Remain calm and attempt to clear your head. Go to sleep shortly after studying.
Read the topic and only consider the words.
Assign associations between the new knowledge and your memories. Easier recall due to encoding (Goldstein, 2011). Ex. The Quadratic Formula Story.
Read and think you know it all because of your reading.
Read and test yourself after. Consolidation effect (Goldstein, 2011) Ex. The review section in almost every text book.
Take notes that require a rocket scientist or Theo to decode.
Organize your notes so that YOU understand them. Reduces memory load (Goldstein, 2011) Ex. Symbols
Read and study while laying on your bed in a noisy room with all of the luxuries that your house offers.
Attempt to mimic the testing facility. Increases retrieval ability by providing cues (Goldstein, 2011). Ex. Studying in a large room while sitting behind a computer in a somewhat hard chair.
Space out your learning. Taking short breaks increases consolidation (Goldstein, 2011). Ex. Resting and thinking after reading ten pages.
These strategies Improve encoding Increase retrieval cues Increase consolidation Decreases stress Improve memory (Goldstein, 2011). Your scores will certainly improve if you remember these tips.
Goldstein, B. (2011). Cognitive psychology. Belmont, California: Wadsworth.