The Forgetting Curve
In 1885 Ebbinghaus published his work on memory and retention, which is now known as the Forgetting Curve.
He estimated that within 24 hours of a tutorial, less than 44% of the material can be recalled.
At 6 days less than ¼ of the material can be recalled – this leaves 75% forgotten.
Microprof targets the points in the forgetting curve where information is lost, refreshing your memory and increasing retention rates. This is called Spaced Learning.
With regular targetted reviews, you build up your long-term memory.
Studying alone is not enough, studying in time-sensitive stages helps move information from your short term into your long-term memory.
Spaced learning and review is popular in education in a number of forms, e.g. study plans, practice, repetition.
Memory keys and mnemonics are memory tools which are popular in fields where a lot of discrete information needs to be learned e.g. biology.
These are techniques help you to remember information which is otherwise difficult to recall.
Using these effectively is highly specific to each person.
Every education system promotes this practice which students often forget to use.
Microprof facilitates this by allowing you to create your own custom memory keys and mnemonics
Retrieval practice is a method in which strategic presentation of information improves learning.
Research in the area of retrieval practice has shown positive results, finding that tests (or short quizzes) dramatically improve learning.
Everyday examples include games like “top trumps” to teaching medicine , parts of the body and procedures.