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The Forgetting Curve micro-lesson

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This lesson is all about the forgetting curve. So, have you ever learned something new and then gone to revisit it a few months later and you are stuck? Don't worry, this is completely normal and learning about the forgetting curve can help you. The forgetting curve is a graph that shows us when we do not revisit learning, we slowly forget it over time. A scientist coaled Ebbinghaus came up with the forgetting curve and he’s also told us what we need to do about it. Ebbinghaus has shown that when we revisit our previous learning, we can reduce the rate at which we forget something. This means you should frequently revisit your learning, perhaps the next day, the next week, or the next month. So, what are you going to revisit today to help it stick in your brain?

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Answer time

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  • What is the forgetting curve?

    1) A graph showing us how we forget learning over time.
    2) A curve that we forget about.
    3) A curve that only scientists know about.
    4) Any graph showing learning.
  • Who discovered the forgetting curve?

    1) A scientist called Hermann Ebbinghaus.
    2) A scientist called Albert Einstein
    3) A scientist called Nikola Tesla.
    4) A scientist called Isaac Newton.
  • What can we do about the forgetting curve.

    1) Regularly review learning.
    2) Never learn anything new
    3) Feel bad when we forget learning.
    4) Try not to forget learning.
  • How often should we review learning?

    1) Frequently
    2) Once
    3) Never
    4) Twice
  • Why do people forget their learning?

    1) It is a completely normal part of learning.
    2) They are not very good at learning.
    3) They are too young to learn new things.
    4) They have a bad memory.

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