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Posted 2/22/15
Question popped into my head while doing some homework. The title might be a little confusing.
Basically, what does a course, class, game, etc. need to be in order for you to remember the content for a decent time (several years) after the aforementioned course, class, game, etc. is over?

If it's something I enjoy, I'm going to remember what I learned. One example is psychology. I took the class, I was intrigued by the topics, and I still remember a lot of what I learned in that class. My favorite was the defense mechanisms, I just love to say it in my head every time I see one being used by another person.
In contrast, a required class that I hated, like chemistry (I took this and psych in the same year), I don't remember a single thing. Clearly, I mean, I still know bits and pieces.

So, what about you guys? Feel free to add a personal experience.

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Posted 2/22/15
I get a tattoo of it on my arm.
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It's really about how something is presented.. if it is in a way that bores you to tears, I can pretty much guarantee you won't remember.. if it's fun or interesting? well geez.. I remember clearly a lesson I had in one of my business courses. The course is normally boring, so he picked up the best looking men and women he could find to present it... and it certainly had our attention.. (college students are weird) but he said effective visual aids stimulate memory response..
I have a photographic memory and am a kinesthetic/auditory learner (learn your learning type it helps!)
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Posted 2/22/15
I always like a challenge...a gambit thrown down while Learning!
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Posted 2/24/15
Something i like, and something that might also have the advantage of being easy.
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Posted 2/25/15
Challenges to think = Something I enjoy
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Posted 2/25/15
Like most people I learn best when I like what it is.
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Posted 2/27/15
I learn the best when I enjoy it. Im currently doing poorly in Chemistry because I hate it and can't bring myself to study, im about to fail a test right now
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It doesn't matter.
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Making mistakes.
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In my case, it really helps to use technology, especially in my English courses. I just write so much better on the computer than on paper. Additionally, it also is beneficial for me to have an engaging and challenging course, because if i is boring and easy, there's no way that you're getting me to pay attention in that class.
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Posted 2/28/15
for me it would be something that is challenging yet enjoy
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Posted 2/12/16

An9el wrote:

for me it would be something that is challenging yet enjoy


I have to say, this is what fits me, too.
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Challenging
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Something I enjoy
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Listening to a lecture or reading a book is okay, but to really learn I need to, at least metaphorically, get my hands dirty.

I need to sit down, perform the activity, solve any emergent problems and reflect on my success or failure to improve future attempts. The more challenging the problem, the more of myself I am going to invest into this process.
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