This Week’s Study Skills Seminar: Memory Matters! Wednesday, October 27 at 6 pm and Thursday, October 28 at 4 pm. Education Center 118 - College of Charleston Libraries

October 27, 2010

Let’s see, what was I supposed to do today…it’s on the tip of my tongue…rhymes with binder, finder, kinder…Oh, that’s right! Send a reminder for next week’s Study Skills Seminar

  • Memory Matters!
  • Wednesday, October 27 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, October 28 at 4 pm
  • ECTR 118
  • Snacks served!

If your students indicate that they are spending hour after hour studying for tests, but are not achieving the results they want, perhaps they need to examine their studying techniques: are they relying too heavily on rote memorization techniques (like mnemonic devices), when they should be developing and practicing memory strategies that encourage application of information and critical thinking? This is hard to do, and takes time and practice, but at this week’s Seminar we will examine some ways to ‘tweak’ or adapt current study methods to match more closely to the types of questions that appear on college exams. Using these techniques on a regular basis helps students retain information for the long haul (final exams!), and may help them become better equipped to apply information in new ways on tests and quizzes.

Tie a string around your own finger, and please remember to encourage your students to join us this week!

Lindy Coleman

Coordinator, Study Skills program

Center for Student Learning


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