Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Learning Experiment - Organizing and Memorizing (Part 2)

For those of you who have tried the experiment in Part 1, which of it would be the easier method to memorize? Experiment 1 or 2?

I tried that with my students, and all of them said that it was easier to remember the 12 words in experiment 2.


We talked about our short term memory being limited to about seven pieces of information each time previously. Once you organize the many pieces of information into groups, you now have 3 groups of 4 words each. It's easier for your short term memory to absorb the 3 groups, or the 4 words in each group than the entire 12 words.

In addition, when you categorize the different words into different groups, with a category name that is highly related to what's in the group, it makes memorizing easier.

In this Organizing and Memorizing series, we will be looking at organizing some pieces of information in some of the chapters, so that they will be easier to memorize.

remember, memorize, study techniques

Stay tuned!

Related Post:
The Learning Experiment - Organization and Memorization (Part 1)

The Learning Experiment - Organization and Memorization (Part 1)

It's only through experimenting, that you discover what works (and what doesn't) for you.

As such, in this post, we will be first conducting 2 experiments. One of it involves memorizing a chunk of 12 words, and the other involves memorizing 3 groups of 4 words. I want you to try it for yourself, and see which is easier.

Related Post:
- The Learning Experiment - Organization and Memorization (Part 2)

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Organic Chemistry - Quiz 3

This quiz for this week is on organic chemistry. You may like to revise the chapter on alkanes and alkenes, as well as the chapter on alcohols, carboxylic acids, esters and macromolecules first before attempting the question. 

Which of the following monomers cannot form polymers by itself?


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