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Is Memorization Bad for Learning? (12 Important Facts)

Is Memorization Bad for Learning? (12 Important Facts)

Memorization or rote learning is a learning technique where one repeats facts and figures over and over again. The repetition instills this information into the students’ memory banks. Rote learning or rote memory is used in primary, secondary, and tertiary education and is still the direct technique used in teaching most subjects. While this learning […]

How Do You Memorize Mind Maps?

How Do You Memorize Mind Maps?

When learning, comprehending, retaining, and memorizing information, mind maps are quite helpful as they successfully use and demonstrate the relationship between concepts with the use of keywords, symbols, colors, and lines.  Its structure also incorporates and stimulates several sections of our brain, which in the end results in meaningful understanding, data organization, concept association, and […]

What Is Active Recall and Passive Recall?

What Is Active Recall and Passive Recall?

Active recall and passive recall are learning strategies that can help retain information. The former refers to techniques that retrieve information from your brain, while the latter refers to the techniques that take in information from learning materials.  Although both are good techniques for learning and memory, active recall is a more effective way of […]

6 Consequences of Over Memorization (& What to Do Instead

6 Consequences of Over Memorization (And What To Do Instead)

Over memorization is not good for learning. It is time-consuming and stressful, makes learning superficial, does not promote comprehension, makes you forget faster, and does not encourage practical application.  While memorization continues to get a bad rap in many quarters, it has been shown that we cannot learn without it. Thus, what should be flogged […]

Best Reading Comprehension Strategies For Middle School

Best Reading Comprehension Strategies For Middle School

Reading comprehension strategies for middle school children include structured discussion, metacognitive learning, and visual comprehension.  Reading comprehension is the ability to read, understand and interpret a text.  While children develop this skill as they graduate from one class, they also learn comprehension through personal experiences.  In middle school, they are required to achieve extraordinary feats […]