Teenagers nowadays feel that memory is not at its best, and that their memory can be improved. As some of the surveyed did not know of the existence of other memory techniques, they only used rote memorization for their entire lives. Also, for some of those who know of other memory techniques, they may not have known it since they were young, and thus are better at plain memorization.
For the memorizing of words, plain memorization was proven to be less capable than other memory techniques, which range from memorizing through words of similar starting letters to creating an amusing story with the words. As plain memorization is often short-term, memorizing words that you have to know for a long time (vocabulary in English …) through plain memorization is often not useful and that is why the other memory techniques are used more.
For the memorization of numbers, however, plain memorization is often the choice of memorization for students. That is because they have either used it for such a long time that they are too used to it to change to another method or because they feel that plain memorization is better. On the other hand, quite a number of students also memorize through other memory, which goes to show that even though plain memorization is popular for memorizing numbers that is only true because it has been around for a long period of time.
Overall, teenagers in Singapore feel that memory is important, having to use it in many aspects of their lives. As their lives focuses on studying, the best memory techniques for memorization of facts, numbers and other forms of knowledge which they are supposed to know are often used. However, plain memorization is used too, as they might only have to remember it for a short time. Also, it might be because the students did not know such things, which is why plain memorization stuck for so long.
Therefore, this survey concludes by saying that teenage students in Singapore seek better memory techniques and ways to improve their memory and that they already know and apply some of these techniques and methods.