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Long-Term Memory: What It Is, Types, Ways to Improve

Long-term memory is the memory process that takes information from the short-term memory store and creates long-lasting memories. Learn more about the types, stages, and ways to improve.

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8 Reasons Why Working Memory Is Important

Working memory is key to learning. How good this is in someone will either ease their path to learning or seriously prevent them from learning. Here are eight ways children use working memory to learn.

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5 Reasons Why Grades Are Important

People can learn a great deal and acquire a good education without making high grades, and some students who make straight A's may concentrate so much on getting them that they really miss their education. But grades work, however imperfectly. Here are five reasons why grades matter.

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Cognitive Skills: What They Are, Why They Matter, How to Improve

Cognitive skills -- also called cognitive abilities, cognitive functions, or cognitve capabilities -- are mental skills used in the process of acquiring knowledge, the manipulation of information, and reasoning.

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Processing Speed: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Improve

Processing speed involves one or more of the following functions: the amount of time it takes to perceive information, process information, and formulate or enact a response. Slow processing speed is not a formal learning disability, but it can play a part in learning and attention issues like dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

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Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability

Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual's learning ability. Cognitive skills are mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that "separate the good learners from the so-so learners."

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Visual Memory: Types, Importance, How to Improve

Visual memory involves the ability to store and retrieve previously experienced visual sensations and perceptions when the stimuli that originally evoked them are no longer present. That is, the person must be capable of making a vivid visual image in his mind of the stimulus, such as a word, and once that stimulus is removed, to be able to visualize or recall this image without help.

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Auditory Memory: Importance, Test, Overcoming Deficits

Auditory memory involves being able to take in information that is presented orally, process that information, store it in one’s mind and then recall what one has heard. Basically, it involves the skills of attending, listening, processing, storing, and recalling...

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Visual Perception: What It Is, Why It Matters

The terms visual perception and visual processing are often used interchangeably, and refer to the brain’s ability to understand what is seen...

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Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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Working Memory: Definition, How to Improve

Working memory is the ability to hold information in your head and manipulate it mentally. To solve an arithmetic problem like (3 X 3) + (4 X 2) in your head, for example, you need to keep the intermediate results in mind (i.e., 3 X 3 = 9) to be able to solve the entire problem. The distinction between short-term memory and working memory is an ongoing debate, as the terms are often used interchangeably. 

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Sequential Memory: Definition, Importance, Overcoming Deficits

Sequential memory requires items to be recalled in a specific order. In saying the days of the week, months of the year, a telephone number, the alphabet, and in counting, the order of the elements is of paramount importance.

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