How to remember a list of less than 10 items. For small lists, we can use our fingers as reminders. “I’m going to thumb a box of tissue, point at a head of lettuce, give the middle finger to prunes, get a ring of butter and buy a pinky ice cream.
How to remember a list of more than 10 items. When your list is longer than you have fingers to count on, you have to employ the strategies of Ebbinghuas.
This one is not very good. Let me know if you find a better one.
Read these posts (if there are links):
- Before Ebbinghaus
- There Are Only Three Things You Can Learn
- Five Things Ebbinghaus Discovered
- Tangen’s Top Ten Tips for Learning
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- Compare and contrast forward and backward chaining
- Describe what was known before Ebbinghaus
- Describe the discoveries of Ebbinghuas
- List the Top Ten Learning Tips
- Describe semantic memory
Here are the Terms for Learning Lists
Here are the Notes on Learning Lists
And now a Quiz About Lists
What’s the longest list you’ve ever learned? I think my was bones or nerves.
Links to explore