Attention, Memory And Memory Analysis

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Attention, memory and examination Attention and memory are the essential ingredients to a better understanding of knowledge and information received in order for a better application in examinations. Examination is defined as an assessment of an individual’s knowledge in a specific proficiency (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Examinations are normally the biggest fear of most students. Examinations usually drive students crazy and stress them up. Basically, with an ample amount of attention and good memory, students can come up with ways to ease themselves for exams. There are some ways to enhance our memory and it is pointed out in the later part of this paper and also the posters. The main reason for choosing the topic of attention…show more content…
According to Richards (2004), attention can be stated as the selective improvement of some behavior to the detriments of other behavior. Attention is also an important skill that significantly influences an individual’s ability to complete daily tasks safely (Jefferson Health System, n.d). Attention and working memory are strongly linked and the relationship between working memory and attention suggest a close connection, even isomorphism (Fougnie, 2008). Content of working memory and attention often overlap as working memory capacity can be increased with attention (Turner & Engle, 1989). The ability to selectively process information (attention) and to retain information in an accessible state (working memory) is critical aspects of our cognitive capacities (Fougnie,…show more content…
According to this theory we seal off all other incoming information and focus to one particular information (Galotti, 2004). For example in this context, during lectures, students should pay attention to the lecturer and not talking to their friends as brain focus to on only one information at time. In addition to that, filter theory also suggests that there are boundaries in how much attention can be taken in in a certain amount of time (Galotti, 2004). For instance, when a student pays full attention to the lecturer without any distraction, he or she can retrieve better information during exam and apply in the exam. This is also because memory can be increased with attention (Turner & Engle, 1989). Thus, students who pay full attention tend to score better in exam as they have better memory than those who
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