The Tricks of Memorizing

In this the last week of the fall semester, the concept of memory and memorizing came to mind as students are busy studying and writing their final tests. I can still easily recall how challenging it was to memorize information for final exams, and also how quickly I seemed to forget the information after the exam had been written. A Ted Talk by Joshua Foer addresses the history and strategies of memorizing material in his talk “The Complexity of Memory: Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do,” which might be information for both you and your students. If you are looking for a reprieve from your marking, check out Foer’s interesting presentation.

The Complexity of Memory

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