Mnemonics

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Mnemonic devices help you to retrieve what you have learned and to hold arbitrary information in memory. Mnemonic devices may work quite well in some areas of study, but I do not recommend mnemonic devices for mathematics because: • What you are trying to remember is not arbitrary. • The mnemonic device obscures the math

Calibration

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Calibration is the act of aligning your judgments of what you know and don’t know with objective feedback. Objective feedback is obtained from tests. These should be low-stakes tests designed to determine mastery and to diagnose difficulties. Frequently these tests are learner constructed and self-administered. The purpose of these tests is to which items have