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Chapter 2. GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR MEMORY... > ORGANIZATION/CLASSIFICATION

10.. ORGANIZATION/CLASSIFICATION

There is an innate tendency of most human minds toward organization. The mind creates criteria for learning a set of related facts and makes associations between items on the basis of similarities or differences, or organizes facts into logical groups while relating these groups to each other as part of a larger grouping, etc. Classification is an important aid in remembering. When you visualize what you want to remember by classifying and organizing items, you are helping prepare the information for your long term memory. You can cluster information by using mind maps similar to those shown below:


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