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Part V: Memory Training > Steps for Memory Training

Chapter 22. Steps for Memory Training

Have you studied for hours trying to memorize material for a test and then gone blank? To help you reduce blanking out, practice the following memory strategies. If test taking anxiety is severe, see your counselor or instructor for relaxation exercises.

OVERVIEW OF MEMORY TRAINING STEPS

  • Spread your memory work over several sessions

  • Recite material out loud

  • Expect to remember (assume a positive attitude)

  • Organize your material into a meaningful pattern

  • Test and retest yourself

  • Overlearn

  • Use hooks, catchwords and rhyming phrases or sentences

  • Study before sleeping


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