|Interest||Taking notes get me interested
Surveying text builds interest before I read
Reflecting and making information personal gets me interested.
|Intent to Remember||Knowing that I will have to label and recite information I hear or read triggers intent to remember.|
|Basic Background||The more I know about
what is being lectured on, the easier it is for me to understand.
When I process information as I get it daily instead of waiting right before the test, I build basic background. The Surveying step builds basic background.
|Recitation||Recitation is an integral part of LMS. When I can recite the answers to the questions in the margins in my own words, I know that I understand.|
|Visualization||Sometimes when I recite
and especially when I reflect, I use visualization. I need to SEE what
I am reading and reciting in order to understand and remember it.
When I map a section for summary, I visualize.
|Association||To complete the reflect step of LMS from lecture and textbook reading I must associate new information I am learning with things that I already know.|
|Meaningful Organization||When I set up my paper
for notes and then label them, I am organizing them in a way that makes
it meaningful to me.
I use meaningful organization to map and make charts for summary sheets and when I make flash cards.
|Selectivity||Choosing what's important to write down in notes and determining what question to write in the margin is part of selectivity. Summarizing particularly involves Selectivity.|
|Distributed Practice||By reading texts in short sessions and labeling as I read, by reciting as I am exposed to new material, by using the system everyday instead of just before a test I use distributed practice|
|Consolidation||Every step of the label in the margin system allows new information to soak in or consolidate. The more steps I use, the more information becomes solid.|