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Study Smart - Memory & Studying workshop-SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Mar 8, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Students are encouraged to make the most of time spent studying and on March 14 and 15, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., to attend a workshop in Ward Chipman Library, 36 (across from Tim Hortons). This free event is open to all. The two identical sessions on "Memory & Studying" will be in plain English, so no prior knowledge in Psychology is required. Bring your lunch and eat while you learn.

We will use some research in long-term memory as a critical basis to explore when to study, how to organize study sessions, and effective approaches to studying. Discussion and questions are encouraged. The session will close with an opportunity to make your own concrete study plan, with guidance available from the academic coach. For students concerned about grades, this is an excellent opportunity to get a head start preparing for exams.

Key topics include:

  • Ebbinghaus' forgetting curve
  • Spaced repetition
  • Serial-position & von Restorff effect
  • Evidence for & against common learning approaches such as interleaving and overlearning
  • Using learning styles as preferences 

For more information, or if interested but unable to attend, please contact Adam Kelly, our Academic Development Coach, via email at or by phone at 648-5580.

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