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    Memory - Retrieval Cues

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    What are retrieval cues? What problems are there in the retrieval of information?

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    RETRIEVAL

    Good retrieval relates to how information is stored in the memory (how it has been learned) and the situation of retrieval. To increase the access to information stored in the memory, one must re-instate the original learning context.

    Re-instating the original learning context maximizes the 'congruence between current test conditions and conditions that prevailed during acquisition.' This means that access is increased by effective RETRIEVAL CUES.

    A retrieval cue is any cue, hint, or piece of information that is used to prompt retrieval of some target information. Any retrieval cue that was ...

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    Good retrieval relates to how information is stored in the memory (how it has been learned) and the situation of retrieval. To increase the access to information stored in the memory, one must re-instate the original learning context.

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