The Importance Of Students Poor Memory

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Register to read the introduction… Generally, English Hanuers suffer from poor memory with combination of reasons. Of the six factors provided, laziness ranks as the most popular one to be blamed on (64%). Following next are overlearning and low concentration which share the same number of 56%. Coincidently, we got the same incidence of 32% for low understanding together with negative learning attitude as the key elements to students’ memory inability. Meanwhile, knowledge disuse is mentioned as the most unpopular factor resulting in respondents’ poor memory performances. It comes as no surprise to us that laziness is revealed as the main reason leading to students’ poor memory. The congruent result is presented in Higbee’s work (2001) when he claims that laziness plays an important role in people’s deficient and ineffective memory. Manifestly, memorizing and memory use for study are a complex and complicated process which requires a great deal of effort and determination. And about 95% of information will be forgotten if learners do not retrieve it in a proper way (Adam, 2009). Therefore, laziness appears to be a huge barrier preventing students from boosting up their memory. Also, being distracted and having too much knowledge to learn are the common reasons as students usually complain that they are out of breath because of the huge amount of knowledge and information absorbed. Some students find it hard to focus on study …show more content…
As generally demonstrated from the findings, participants belong to various types of memory. Not only do they possess single type of memory but also those of combination. Nevertheless, more students belong to single types than mixed types. Of six categories provided, visual memory is the most preferred one as 31% of students are classified in this category. People owning visual memory type have tendency to memorize by creating mental images, looking at pictures and diagrams. Auditory memory refers to people who memorize information better through melodies, beats and rhythms. They prefer to hear instructions or lectures rather than watch or write, and better take in information presented orally (Cusimano, 2001). As shown in the chart, 23% of respondents belong to type of auditory memory. Meanwhile, 15% of the subjects show that they are likely to be in the group of kinaesthetic memory. Those prefer trying or experiencing things to memorize and they tend to enjoy activities more during class …show more content…
Do you think that you have a good memory?

□ Yes

□ No

( If yes, skip question 4, if no, skip question 3)

3. What could be the reasons explained for your good memory?

□ Naturally, I have a good memory

□ It is the result of my practice

Other(s):……………………………………………………….( please specify)

4. What factor(s), in your opinion, contributes to your poor memory?

□ You unable to concentrate when you study

□ You have to learn too much knowledge at a time

□ You are lazy

□ You disuse what you have learned

□ You do not understand clearly what you learned

□ You try to remember only when you are forced to

□ You have negative attitude when having something to study and remember



(circle only one for each question)

1. When learning new words, I often try to…

a. Visualize the word

b. Say the word aloud

c. Write the word

2. When needing concentration to study, I usually…

a. Look at something carefully

b. Listen to music

c. Find a quiet

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