Hi! Been a minute.
Memorization is the internment of information in our long term memories. Assuming we all agree on that, it is not unfair to say that all learning in general is “memorization”, except that our understanding of Memorization as it pertains to this website means methods which significantly expedite this process. Shortcuts, if you will.
The whole point of the above paragraph is to justify my reason for making this post.
My PURPOSE for making this post: I am identifying the fundamental truths, or most basic, always-true principles of learning. I would like you to tell me if any of the following statements are untrue, and if so, why? I would also like you to add any basic, undeniable principles which are escaping me right now, if you would be so kind.
1: Information sticks after repeated exposure.
2: Information may stick after very little exposure if that information induced a very strong emotional response or came with an otherwise very memorable or unique experience.
3: The more information is connected together, the easier it is to remember.
4: The longer something is not thought about, the harder it is to remember.
5: Using the imagination or mental imagery assists in the comprehension of information.
6: Visual information is easier to remember than some(all?) kinds of information.
7: The way information is perceived can be affected by pre-existing beliefs and interpretations of previous information.
Remember: Information is anything at all that the brain can perceive and evaluate in any way, shape, or form, including the 5 senses,
Remember: Basic principles or fundamental truths are information which cannot be further dug under- information that is the foundation on which all other proceeding information on the topic relies on; the core, the center, the foundation, the roots, the springboard, the engine, the base, the lifeblood, the essence, the spirit, the soul, the deoxyribonucleic acid, the bones, the particles.
Thank you in advance for lending all of your considerable collective and individual intellect to this fun project. The information I do or don’t gather will go toward building a large tower of awesome, indestructible, logical framework on which we can hang all of our learning with infallible confidence. It will be delicious– yes, indubitably and magically so!