Why Do I Forget?

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Yesenia acevedo
Chemeketa community college , Salem,OR

As I read this I couldn't help but think of the last quiz I took. I read the information, studied, rehearsed and reviewed all of it. But something went wrong, I didn't retain the information like I had expected to. I stared at the questions and drew blanks.

So I started using common sense to answer the question and slowly some of the information came to mind. After I finished this article things made sense. I clearly overloaded my brain with too much information at once, I didn't use it enough and I let old information interfere with new information. I found this article very helpful in understanding I need to pay more attention to the way I study, chunking down information and being creative to properly encode information into long- term memory would help. Especially if we really do lose 50% of everything we learn in an hour. YIKES!

Why do I Forget So Much?
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This article has some great tips on why I don't retain all the knowledge I have studied. Distractions in your mind, and not having reviewed it enough times. There is also actively learning and putting the knowledge to use to help retain it in our memory too. This was very helpful for me in my future studies.

Melanie Araujo
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

Pseudo Forgetting really gets me, it seems, 'specially the exam section... A lot of what I see on an exam, I knew I had seen it before and it felt familiar, I just couldn't recall the information.

The easiest subject I had with remembering things was math. Possibly because I always had to review and put terms into my own words so this helped me gain the memory of how to use the information given. Although now, I do not think I could recall all the info. --only some select things.

Practical Tips for Memory Improvement
Felicia Gillock, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

When you first open the website you will see a whole list of reasons a person may not have very good memory about a subject they learned, I don't usually struggle too much with memory, but still found the site helpful and interesting. After reading the tips on the first page you have an option to interact. On the bottom of the page you have an option to click on "Practical Tips For Improving Memory" after you click on that, the page takes you to another page with a box that you type in your biggest problem when it comes to memory or any other issue when studying and it will pop up lists of reasons why the person may have that certain issues and how to fix it. The page is great and very helpful. I enjoyed reading it, it's very straight to the point and easy to navigate.

memory review personalized for you!
Nicole Giesbrecht
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

This site give different reasons for why some people tend to forget information. Some of these reasons include selective attention, pseudo forgetting, decay theory, and interference.

At the end of the page there is a link that takes you to a page with a message in the middle of the page. On this page you write a brief description of what your biggest issues are when trying to remember information. Once you have described your problem the site will give you tips that are based on your specific issue when trying to remember information. The thing that I liked the best about this site is that you are able to get tips based on what your specific memory problems are instead of having to read through a bunch of tips that may not even help you.

Ruby Campos
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This article has made me realize why I forget certain things sometimes. Sometimes I think to myself, why do I forget things I need to remember most? I stress myself so much on it, but it's because I most likely didn't pay attention or I didn't end up reviewing the information. It's helpful to know what makes me forget and to know to prevent those things from making me forget important subjects.

Help remembering
Trish Squires, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I like this website because it discusses how quickly we can forget things and offers study tips to help prevent forgetfulness. It offers many study tips from memory to concentration. I like the practical tips for improving memory.


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