Supporting knowledge retention
Drawing upon memory and memorization research, learning scientists have developed a number of strategies for optimizing the presentation of information to support knowledge retention.
Research indicates that repetition over time — especially in varied contexts — boosts both encoding (how well knowledge is stored) and retrieval (how well knowledge can be remembered) of information. Essentially, the more times a particular idea is encountered or a specific skill is practiced, the more likely it will be understood and committed to long-term memory.
Pearson Mastering Chemistry offers students opportunities to apply what they’re learning in a number of different contexts. By allowing students to repeatedly practice fundamental skills, and apply their knowledge to different types of problems, Pearson Mastering Chemistry helps improve students’ understanding and retention of key procedures and rules.