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Forgetting: How We Forget and Why

Can you remember the name of your first grade teacher? Certainly the information was stored at one time ― the teacher was a central figure in your life for nearly a year. If you can’t recall the name, is it still somewhere in your long-term memory?

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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 used in acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com, the skills that "separate the good learners from the so-so learners."

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Auditory Memory: Importance, Test, Overcoming Deficits

Auditory memory involves taking in information that is presented orally, processing that information, storing it in one’s mind, and then recalling what one has heard. Basically, it involves the skills of attending, listening, processing, storing, and recalling.

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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 how to improve.

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Visual Memory: Types, Importance, How to Improve

Visual memory is the ability to recall what you have seen. Learn more about visual memory types, its importance, and how to improve it.

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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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16 Cognitive Skills that Matter, How to Improve Them

Cognitive skills, also called cognitive abilities, cognitive functions, or cognitive capabilities, are mental skills used in acquiring knowledge, manipulating information, reasoning, and problem-solving.

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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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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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Rote Learning: What is It? Is It an Outdated Technique?

Is rote learning an outdated technique or is there a valid place for its use in the classroom today? Increasingly, rote learning is being abandoned for newer techniques such as associative learning, meta cognition, and critical thinking.

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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 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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