Memory Pretest
How Effective Are The Techniques I Use To Learn And Remember?

1. Respond to each statement below.

2. Calculate your score.

3. Review your selections and get our advice and comments on your responses.




1. I know that learning and remembering take work, and I'm willing to put out the effort that's required.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

2. I spread my studying out, so I don't have to cram it all in at one time.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

3. I study with the "intention to remember," which helps me pay attention and learn.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

4. I take the time to relate new information to what I already know.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

5. I organize information into meaningful clusters or categories so that I can focus on the important ideas.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

6. I write and/or recite information that I want to remember.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

7. I re-state ideas in my own words to be sure that I really understand.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

8. I make drawings, sketches, diagrams, charts, etc. to get clear mental pictures of what I am learning.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

9. I test myself as I study to be sure I am learning.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

10. I review periodically to keep information fresh in my mind.
Never [0 pts]
Sometimes [5 pts]
Usually [10 pts]

Total Pts:
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