An Information Processing Model
How Does Information Get In And Out Of My Memory?

Learning and remembering require you to:
1. SELECT the important information
2. UNDERSTAND the important information
3. STORE the important information
4. RETRIEVE the important information

To understand how learning and remembering happen, take a look at the simple model (below). It shows how you select, understand, store and retrieve information. (It may help you to think of your memory as a computer.)

First CLICK on number 1. Then follow the numbered arrows to learn about each phase of forming and retrieving a memory.