The curve of forgetting

Memory Loss
Patrick Almazan, College Freshman
Intercoast, West Covina, CA

Wow, I never really knew that as time goes on you lose part of what you've learned. The article starts off with a diagram that illustrates how much memory is lost over a course of 30 days after a 1-hour lecture. If you don't know anything with the information you learned, you start to lose that memory within just a few hours.

Loved the Graph!!
Whitney McDonald, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community college, Keizer, Or

This website is great. it really drives home why it is so important to study after math class per se. The graph really helped to make the point visually. I can't believe I've been wasting so much of my time studying in a way that is not really effective. I think if I make the changes in my studying that this website recommends, it would help significantly with my test taking anxiety! Highly recommend this website. Really really helpful stuff!

How this helps me
Stephanie Modglin, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community ollege, Salem, Oregon

I really like the diagram. It shows me how the memory works and how people tend to forget things over time and how to help. It helps me because Im a visual learner.

Save time
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I found this website very helpful. I am guilty of not always taking the time to review and having to re-learn information. This clearly states how much extra time and frustration can be saved, if we take the time to keep up with review. I will definitely start carving time out to review previous information!

Terra Mullings, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I didn't realize how much information you lose if you don't review new information. It makes sense and I should have connected the dots myself but I just never realized. I always thought there was something wrong with my memory because I would read something and forget large parts of information within a few days. Now I know it's not me that is how memory works. I will definitely be doing more review and more often.

curve of forgetting
Douglas Shearer, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

Curve of forgetting.--in this article it reinforced what I already knew was that a person needs to constantly review information to retain what you have learned. I believe I will need to incorporate review time into my weekly and semester schedule if I want to test well.

Teaches You Why You Forget and How to Remember
Arielle Brown, HS Senior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This site not only gave some insight as to why we forget our lectures so easily, but also how to train our brain to remember things. Who knew that in 30 days after a one hour lecture you forget 97-98% of the information and with just a few minutes of review you can drastically increase your memory of the subject in question. As your recall time becomes faster, your stress level before finals may reduce.

Curve that memeory lost
Brandon Brown, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I learned that I need to exercise the information I receive in a 24 hour period or else I will lose most of that information. This was very helpful to learn, because I now know I need to get to work on what I'm learning or else suffer the consequences.

Great info!
Leia Brown, College Senior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I love that this gives practical information on how to remember things long term without having to re-learn almost everything from each lecture. I was amazed how only 5-10 minutes can make such a huge difference over the course of 30 days!

Finding my Curve
Johny Kubishta, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I have never seen the memory outlook of a subject displayed like this. I'm actually excited to try this for the week. If this works for me I will have a new study plan. I have been looking for a way to juggle my schedule and retain the information while going to school. This may be the curve I've been looking for.

Can't remember anything?
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Want to increase your memory? This site is very informative. This site gives you a graph of a 30 day period that shows you how we retain and lose information. It also gives you an easy formula to follow to help retain information.Reading this article was interesting and helpful.


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