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Top 3 Techniques for Retaining Information

As college students, cramming and then dumping information is quite common, but definitely not the best option for our learning. Here are a few ways to improve your memory and help you to retain information in all of your course.

Repetition and rehearsal

The first and most obvious way to cement new material is through repetition. If you repeat material enough, you will learn it beyond mastery to the point where your responses become automatic. Flashcards are a traditional way of learning using repetition. Another strategy to employ is the use of pneumonic devices or rhythm and rhyme to help retain info. When using these methods, practice will make perfect!…

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First-Years' First Show: The Importance of Being Earnest

Be there at 7:30 p.m. on November 8 to cheer four up-and-coming first-year students when the curtains open on the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Gabe Krut from San Diego, CA, will play Algernon Moncrieff, a wealthy bachelor who, as a dandy, “thinks highly of his taste in fashion.” According to Gabe, his character gets into a “fair bit of mischief.” Read More

Top 3 Names in the Class of 2021

Everyone knows Notre Dame is a Catholic institution, and the most common names certainly live up to this legacy. We all know a Katie, a Pat, or an Annie, but what really are the most common names at ND? Read More

Advising Attuned to the Music of the Soul

Dr. Rufus Burnett joined the First Year of Studies advising faculty in August 2016. He and first-year students interested in the blues host the First Year Blues Review, a radio program on WSND 88.9 FM, every Monday from 10:00 PM to midnight. Spinning Blues, Hearing Knowledge: An Introduction to the Blues Through the Role of Disc Jockey, Burnett’s one-credit course based on this ND Ignite program, will be offered for the first time in Fall 2017. Read More

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