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1 “Dr. Bill, Memory Medic” has a prescription for your memory. WARNING: This prescription may be hazardous to your cherished beliefs and practices for learning.

2 Klemm Cards: New System for Teaching, Study, and Self-test with ONE Virtual Flash-Card W. R. Klemm Professor of Neuroscience Texas A&M University Web: E-mal: In show mode, next slide opens as a blank blue screen. Click to start launch of animated objects.

3 Be motivated Play your A game Make it interesting Fight boredom Set aside the time 10-min rule Don’t procrastinate Space the learning Organize your time Organize your life Organize learning material Learn in small chunks Don’t overload working memory Make associations Use robust visual images Reduce interference Protect window of consolidation Don’t multi-task Reduce distractions Think hard Examine meaning, usefulness, implications Think about what can be figured out What’s missing? Self-test often Don’t just look at material over and over Apply info. In another way

4 … and most important, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

5 Top Students Do Three Things Have the right attitude about learning Develop learning strategies Execute!

6 The + Learning Cycle

7 The Self-defeating NEGATIVE Learning Cycle

8 “This is boring” “Why do we have to learn that?” “I hate this book (teacher, course, etc.)”

9 “I forgot it was due.” “I’ll cram just before the exam.” “I don’t have enough time.”

10 “Where did I put the notes?” “The dog ate my homework.” “My notes are confusing.”

11 “This doesn’t relate to anything?” “So what does this mean?”

12 “How can I learn all this stuff?” “This is too much to read?” “Can Google save me?”

13 “This song is great!” “I need to check my mail.” “She’s so hot (he’s a cool dude).” “Quick, where’s the remote?” “I wonder who is calling?”

14 “It’s time for the bell to ring.” “How about that game?” “Will they invite me to the party?” “What will my friends think?” “I’m too busy to think about this now.”

15 “All this thinking makes my brain hurt.” “I’m too tired to think.” “I’ve more important things to think about.” “This is too hard!”

16 “I’ve looked over these notes (text …) “How many times should I go over this?” “She won’t ask about this on the test.” “Will this be on the test?”

17 “I’m not good at math (science, etc.)” “This is too much. Why should I try?” “I’m a C student.” “I’m as smart as I’m going to get.” “I got cheated when the genes were passed out.”

18 Advantages of Composite Flash Cards Can be used as a organized information base, a complete slide show, for study, or in flash card mode, self-testing. Everything can be examined one item at a time or all at once. Cards are easy to produce. Capitalizes on the power of images to promote learning and memory (Memory Power 101, Skyhorse). Spatial location is a key memory cue. People remember where information is easier that what it is. (Science. 333: )

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