Unit 5 Overview–Memory Principles and Techniques; Unit Terms
Topics, Objectives, Materials, Terms, To-Do List
This unit covers the following focus points:
- A memory model
- Memory techniques, or mnemonics
- Memory as we age
After you have completed this unit you should be able to:
- Understand how each part of the memory works (sensory, working, and long-term)
- Understand several mnemonic, or memory, techniques
- Understand memory and the older learner: what changes and what stays the same
- e-book, “How to Learn Like a pro!” (instructor may require some materials to be downloaded)
Terms (These terms also appear in the Glossary of Terms)
NOTE: the definitions are adapted and/or abbreviated from the original.
Acronym: A mnemonic device created by using the first letters of words to make a new word that will help you remember it. Example: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
Acrostic: A mnemonic device made by creating a sentence using the first letters of key words in the items to remember. Example: the order of operations in math problems can be remembered by the acrostic: “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally,” i.e., Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, and Subtract.
Mnemonics: Memory devices such as rhymes, acronyms and acrostics.
- Complete the exercises, as assigned, in each lesson.
- In face-to-face classes, your instructor may include optional additional activities.