November 16, 2011

A4: Last entry: time is up.

Follow-up to A4: Memory and Confusion from Midgley, Christopher - Pointless twaddle and meaningless diatribes

Tutor was Ceri Marriott.

The listening part went well – I can now pay attention and get something out of listening to people talk. Focusing I can even remember them standing and saying it, which is rather nice. It was surprising that something so simple took so long.

The colour/sound part of memory was abandoned – I simply couldn’t get it to work. I’ve moved on to thinking about position but it’s likely that I remember best based on something completely different I’m not yet aware of. I can remember whether we talked about something close to something else, or if there’s a vague link between them (say, the IVT and MVT are both frequently used in Analysis, so that’s a ‘link’ of sorts), but not in subjects where we do incredibly similar things for a long time (e.g. Math Stats); this positioning does help me to remember the material itself.

I find it interesting that the task I thought would be harder turned out to be the only one I actually accomplished :)


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  1. Ceri Marriott

    Hi Chris.
    I’m really glad you persevered with the listening and that this is now more productive for you. Is it worth talking to the lecturer(s) who teach you Math Stats and see if s/he / they have any recommendations regarding recall of very similar things?

    I hope that you might go on to try out other different learning approaches you think might be useful and that you have a very successful year.
    Best wishes,
    Ceri (I’ll inform admin that this workshop is signed off for you.)

    18 Nov 2011, 17:07


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