Problems with short-term memory - affecting learning/working

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LD92
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21 Jan 2013, 11:09 am

Does anyone else experience this?

If so, how do you get around this?



rabidmonkey4262
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21 Jan 2013, 12:39 pm

I have awful working memory; it was tested in the 0.2 percentile. Even so, my grades are pretty decent and I'm able to hold down a job. When I study, I take lots of notes in the margins because the act of writing helps with memory. I also summarize what I read at the end of each section.

It's also helpful to combine rote learning with critical thinking. I know rote learning has taken a lot of criticism, but if you need to input a bunch of facts into your long-term memory storage then repetition this is really the best approach.


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