Instant Access to the Journals You Need

for just $40 per month.

Start Your Free Trial

Do Pictorial Mnemonic Text-Learning Aids Give Students Something Worth Writing About?

Do Pictorial Mnemonic Text-Learning Aids Give Students Something Worth Writing About?

Abstract

In 2 experiments, college students read a historical passage on aspects of human intelligence. Students were randomly assigned to 2 different instructional conditions to process the passage: mnemonic, where keywords for intelligence theorists' surnames and line drawings linking the theorists and their contributions were provided, and free study, where participants were given summary paragraphs and were instructed to use their own preferred study methods. In both experiments, mnemonic participants remembered more names and contributions than did free-study participants: (a) on immediate and 1-week delayed matching tasks and (b) in written essays, with no compensating decrement in the essays' structural coherence. The findings illustrate that mnemonic techniques are useful in improving both students' memory for and application of central textual information.
Loading next page...
 
/lp/psycarticles-reg/do-pictorial-mnemonic-text-learning-aids-give-students-something-worth-sLG1aK41nk

You're reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

And millions more from thousands of peer-reviewed journals, for only $40/month.

Start Your Free Trial

What content is in DeepDyve?

  • Read and share from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.
  • All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

Rent Scholarly Articles?

  • Read the full article in your browser.
  • Access all of your rentals from the cloud anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Beautiful reading experience – Full charts and figures, just like the PDF.
  • Read as much as you'd like - whenever you'd like.

Happy Users

“In one word renting from DeepDyve is FANTASTIC!!! ... 99% of the time I only need access to an article for a month or so, so renting the articles is perfect for me.”

Adam S.

“Thanks for a great service! For an unaffiliated science blogger like myself this is like a dream come true.”

Seppo P.

“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”

Daniel C.

“Let me seize this opportunity and congratulate you on the service you are rendering to the scientific community.”

Joao B.