April 12, 2016 Posted in Blog Posts
Memorizing requires us to:
1. Get information into our brains, and…..
2. Get the information out of our brains when we need to access it
It’s step #2 that presents a challenge for many students. A brilliant memory depends on the vitality and health of your brain. In order to preserve and enhance your grey matter, whether studying for quizzes or final exams, here are some tips to improve your memory and mental performance.
Examples of acronyms commonly used by Health Care Assistants:
ADL’s = Activities of Daily Living
BATTED = Bathing, Ambulation, Toileting, Transfers, Eating and Dressing
However, research shows that learners retain…
90% of what they learn when they teach someone else/use immediately.
75% of what they learn when they practice what they learned.
50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion.
30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration.
20% of what they learn from audio-visual.
10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading.
5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from lecture.
Marilee Sinlao, a Health Care Assistant Program instructor at Drake Medox College says “improving memorization skills requires a deliberate effort, the right environment, and lots of practice to succeed.”
Thanks to Marilee for sharing her great tips through this blog!!
~ ROWENA OLMILLO - HCA