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03/6/2015
Here at The Tutoring Center in Powder Springs, Georgia, we help children improve their academic skills. Will they remember what we teach them? We certainly hope so. Psychologists today describe the term "memory" with three important aspects of information processing: Encoding, Storage, and Retrieval. Here’s how it works….

Encoding

When our brain receives information or sensory input, it needs to be changed into a form that can be understood and stored into long-term memory. There are three main systems in which information can be encoded or changed: 
  • Visual (picture)
  • Acoustic (sound)
  • Semantic (meaning)

For example, remembering a telephone number that you have found in a phone book. When you see it, you are using visual coding, but if you are repeating it to yourself out loud, you are using acoustic coding (by sound).

Storage

The way we store information affects the way we retrieve it. Most people can store about 7 to 10 items in their short-term memory. Information can only be stored for a brief duration, about 30 seconds, but long-term memory can last a lifetime.

Retrieval

This refers to getting information out of storage. When we are asked to retrieve something from memory, the differences between short-term memory and long-term memory become very clear. 
  • Short-term memory is stored and retrieved sequentially, For example, if a group of students are given a verbal list of twelve words to remember, and then asked to recall the sixth word on the list, they will automatically go through the list in the order they heard it to retrieve the information.
  • Long-term memory is stored and retrieved by association. This is why you are able to remember what you went upstairs for if you go back to the room where you first thought about it.

Keeping an organized notebook will help with remembering what is taught. Also, remembering long numbers by breaking them into sections, like a phone number, and putting a jingle or rhyme to it will embed it into long-term memory. Try this one….(770) 222-7133, it is our number here at The Tutoring Center. You can also reach us at powderspringsga@tutoringcenter.com for tutoring in Powder Springs, Georgia.

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