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30 Days to a More Powerful Memory by Ph.D. Gini Graham Scott

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Chapter 13. Rehearse . . . Rehearse . . . Rehearse . . . and Review

Unless you are one of the rare individuals with a photographic or eidetic memory, you generally have to review what you have learned, sometimes several times, to fully implant the new learning in your memory. Later, if you have been away from the material for awhile, you have to review it again to refresh the memory; you need the repetition to remember.

I have frequently heard it said in classes and workshops that you forget about 70 percent of what you have learned in one day and after a few days, it’s about 90 percent. But you can increase what you remember when you learn using multiple models of encoding, since the encoding uses multiple memory traces.

You’ve probably had some ...

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