Memory Skills

Choose the response that most closely matches your feeling about the statement:

SD – Strongly Disagree
D – Disagree
A – Agree
SA – Strongly Agree)

    SD D A SA
1. I am unable to remember what I have just heard in a lecture or read in a textbook.
2. I memorize definitions, statements, or formulas without really understanding them.
3. I have difficulty remembering many facts, including dates and people’s names.
4. I use mnemonics (rhymes, words/acronyms), and other memory tricks to help remember details and lists of information.
5. I review the notes I take within 48 hours of the lecture.
6. I create my own questions and study guides to help remember information for exams.
7. I have a system for organizing information that helps me remember.
8. When studying and memorizing material for exams I take frequent breaks.
9. I find reciting information out loud to be very helpful.
10. I create flash cards for my classes and use them to test myself.
11. During a test I often find I cannot remember information I really do know.
12. I know how to use association principles to help learn and remember information for my classes.
13. I feel I have a good memory.