| B reak
memorizing into short time periods.
"I have to read a chapter about
nutrition for my health class. Looking through the chapter, I
see that I have 20 pages to read. I will spend about one hour
studying this chapter. I have decided to break the chapter into
four parts. I will read five pages at a time and take a short
break between parts."
ecite information aloud.
"I'm going to take notes
on the six main types of nutrients that are needed for people
to grow and function. I will write the name of each nutrient on
the front of a card and the effects of the nutrient on the back
of the card. For carbohydrates, I will write energy.
For fats, I will write cushion body organs and insulate body
from temperature changes. For proteins, I will write growth
and body tissue repair. For vitamins, I will write fight infection.
For minerals, I will write strengthen bones and other body parts.
For water, I will write carries nutrients through the body."
stablish mnemonics to help you remember information.
"To help me remember the six main
types of nutrients, I will make a sentence using the first letters:
c, f, p, v, m, and w. If I move these letters around, I can create
the sentence: When can fat people visit me? When I take the test,
I will remember this sentence and write the first letter for each
word and then try to associate these with the six nutrients."
| A lways
try to picture in your mind words or pictures to help you remember.
"To help me remember the effects
of these nutrients, I will try to picture them in my mind. I know
that people eat a lot of carbohydrates when they run races because
they need energy, so I will picture a runner when I think of the
effects of carbohydrates. When I think of fats, I will picture
a fat person with cushions around him that are cushioning his
organs. For vitamins, I will picture myself taking a vitamin every
morning. For protein, I will picture a child who is growing fast
and is wearing pants that are too short for him. For minerals,
I will think of a strong man with muscles, and for water, I will
think of a river carrying nutrients."
ey words help.
"The only word that
is hard for me is the word carbohydrate.
I will think of the word car when I need to remember this word.
I will also associate a car that goes fast with the idea that
carbohydrates provide energy for people to move fast."