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#28 - Testing The Effectiveness Of Mnemonic Strategies In Learning And Retaining New Information, Kevin O'Donnell Nov 2019

#28 - Testing The Effectiveness Of Mnemonic Strategies In Learning And Retaining New Information, Kevin O'Donnell

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Learning new information can sometimes be a very demanding process, especially in very intense courses such as hard sciences, which can require a lot of reading, studying, and memorization. Simply reading the large walls of text within textbooks can be overwhelming to some students. Thus, applying mnemonic strategies may help in the simplification of otherwise overwhelming information and improving knowledge retention. This study was designed to test the effectiveness of such mnemonics in the memorization and retention of information both long-term and short-term. Twenty-five students separated two different lab sections of a Human Anatomy and Physiology II course were given ...