Research shows that it takes time and effort for new knowledge to be committed to memory. (Sorry, cramming has not been proven successful.) The strategies in these handouts may help you develop longer-term knowledge. Please contact the Academic Success Center to meet with an Academic Coach if you believe we can help you develop this skill!
Twelve Memory Techniques: This handout introduces successful techniques for developing your retention of knowledge.
Memory Detectives: A memory detective is a cue to help you recall information. Review this handout for four strategies to recall information. (Based on "Introduction to Psychology, Exploration, and Application" by Coon)
Learning Styles: Brain Hemisphere Dominance: Are you left-brained or right-brained? Find out through this website, and learn strategies to succeed regardless of whether you are in your right mind! (Source: Middle Tennessee State University)
VARK: A Guide to Learning Styles: Take this online questionnarie to discover and understand your learning style. (Source: University of Hawaii)
Memory: Games to Practice Techniques: This website has a series of games you can try to sharpen your mind. (Source: Exploratorium)