> Assignment 1: Discussion–Memory Models
> Learning about the structure of memory can improve your study skills. In
> this assignment, you will discuss the academic applications of memory
> models and try to apply the principles to yourself. Use the readings for
> the module and the terminology of the subject and respond to these
> – You are a teaching assistant for an undergraduate history class and
> need to prepare a test. You want evidence to show that students know the
> material well. What kind of test would you prepare? What kind of test do
> you think requires the most in-depth knowledge? Why?
> – As Dan took his history test, he could not recollect many of the dates
> he had studied. Dan had memorized some important dates just before the
> test. While he was doing this, he was also talking on the phone. Which
> Dan’s memory stores–sensory memory, short-term memory (STM), or
> memory (LTM)–do you think were most affected by his phone conversation?
> Why? Could Dan have done something differently to prevent forgetting the
> dates? Explain.
> – Identify two different kinds of mnemonic devices that could help Dan
> remember dates for his history test. Explain how they could be used.
> – Melissa is disappointed that she received yet another “D” on a test.
> She studied for several hours by reading and rereading her textbook and
> class notes. Based on the levels-of-processing memory theory, explain
> Melissa’s method of studying was not very effective? What could she have
> done differently?
> – Using Baddeley’s working memory model, give an example of two tasks
> that could successfully be performed simultaneously (For example, can
> listen to music while studying at the same time?). Discuss two other
> that probably would interfere with each other. Make sure to discuss your
> answers in terms of the visuospatial scratchpad, the phonological loop,
> the central executive.
> Write your initial response in 4-5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to
> citation of sources