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Debbie Ehrhardt


Winchester, Virginia

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What is Working Memory and How Can It Be Improved?

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (6)

 Working memory, the portion of memory which allows us to learn new information and manipulate data, acts as your mental workspace filled with sticky notes…things you don’t need to move to long-term memory...things you just need for a bit then you’ll forget. For example, a few items needed at the grocery store, mental arithmetic, verbal directions.

A student with poor working memory might struggle to complete multistep problems, skip steps in directions, be easil...

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