- Tori Reid
- Columbus, OH
- United States
What if there was a universal method of memorization that could be implemented in primary and secondary education institutions everywhere?
My theory is that U.S. schools, among others, deliver information to children without actually giving them the necessary information/tools needed to learn to retain said information. College students on a 15 credit-hour schedule are told to spend 15 hours studying outside of class, or more.
Yet so many of these students don't have that kind of time, or energy. This is an ongoing and natural human condition in education.
What if there's a solution? What if the reason students must spend so much time studying is due to never having been taught how to properly use and operate their memories? What if there was a way to reduce the average study time by 60% or more, and keep, or even raise grades simultaneously?
How worthy would this method be, and what should be done with it?
Closing Statement from Tori Reid
There is actually evidence of such a method, for those who are in doubt. One that is universal and useful for anyone with average or higher IQ.
As far as it not being useful, while critical thinking is definitely needed in education, one can't deny the need for memorization. Student tests are made of multiple choice questions that require students to recall definitions. Doctors must remember symptoms so they don't have to consult literature at every turn, lawyers must remember laws in order to make a case and argument on the fly, etc. there is no denying the need for an aptitude for memorization.