Stuffs I learnt from today’s workshop:

1. When we study, **80% of the information will be gone within 24 hours.** Eeeppp !!!

2. To prevent the information from running away, **we need to transfer the content of our short-term memory chip into the long-term one**. To do this we need to do the 5R , I think R means repetition. So the speaker at the workshop said the formula is STM + 5R = LTM.

3. What is this bloody 5R?

R1 (1st Repetition) : If we repeat what we learnt in the next 10 minutes after receiving it, we can retain it for one day.

R2 (2nd Repetition): If we repeat it one day after R1, we can retain the information for 1 week

R3 (3rd Repetition): Repeat this a week after R2 and we can retain the information for 1 month.

R4 (4th Repetition): If we repeat it 1 month after R3, we can retain the information for another 3 months.

R5 (5th Repetition) : If we repeat this 3 months after R4, we had placed the information in our long term memory.

In other words if we assume 5R as a function that copies STM into LTM , it’s better to write it *5R(STM) = LTM.*

4. There is this thing called primacy effect and recency effect. Which means,** students only remember what happen during the earliest portion of the class and the latest portion of the class.** That explains why we remember the first boyfriend and the latest one most ! Anyway, this means, if we give 2 hours long of lectures, students will only pick the first 10 minutes and maybe the last 5 minutes ðŸ˜¦ , the rest get wasted. So the solution is …. a break every 30 minutes ! Therefore there will be more primacy-recency information get stored. Students will actually remember more ! Amazing, I wished some of my lecturers knew about this !

5. Another proof of the theory stated in #1 , the workshop was super long, almost 8 hours-long , **yet the above 4 items are the only ones I remembered.** ðŸ˜‰

Early coz masih seger, late coz seneng dah mo bubar. As the saying goes :

Banyak belajar banyak lupa, sedikit belajar sedikit lupa. Gak belajar yah gak lupa ….. terus fail. Gampang toh ^_^

Err.. that’s why the students need handouts. Also, that is also why we need to take breaks. As what i normally do. Teach 10 minutes.. Then break.. Then 10 minutes, then break.. Then ten minutes.. then go home.. Wakaka.. joke2…

But seriously, I have heard bout this before. That is why it is the student effort (more than > 80%) to make her/himself pass. -> repeat what they have learnt.. again and again..

That’s right. Except sometimes we don’t really know, how many repetitions are needed. In case of doubt, follow 5R ^^.