Memory

Encding and Retrieval Explanation and Tips

Encoding

The processing of information into the memory system.

Storage

The Retention of Encoded Information Over Time

Retrieval

The Process of Getting Information Out of Memory Storage

Tips for Remembering

Rehearsal

Repetition is Key

Mnemonic Devices

Like ROY G BIV

Make the Material have Personal Meaning (Also called Semantic Encoding)

The information will be easier to remember if you relate it to something else.

Chunking

Splitting up the information into smaller pieces will make it easier to remember. We do this for phone numbers.

Sleep

Without REM sleep, you will not be able to move short term memory into long term memory.