A Study On Retrieval Practice And Immediate Memory

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Dr. Piyali Roy


Memory is considered as a psychological process which is responsible for reproducing the events of past. Learning is impossible without the ability of memorization. It is common to all though there is an individual-difference regarding the range of remembering something. Immediate Memory is very helpful for students as it allows them to test their knowledge just after learning. At present the examination-oriented system of education requires a very strong range of memory for getting higher scores. In the present study, the investigator has tried to establish a connection between immediate memory and the students with and without the habit of retrieval practice. Review of related literature states a positive relation between retrieval practice and higher academic achievement. Again, academic achievement also requires the ability of memorization. In the present study, the investigator collected data from the university students regarding their study habits (presence or absence of self-testing) and categorized students in two different groups i.e. students with retrieval practice (A) and students without retrieval practice (B). The basic purpose of the study is to find out whether self-testing has any connection with immediate memory or not. If yes, then what are the levels of immediate memory of the students in Group A and B.

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