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When you took final exams in college, what percent of the information would you remember 5 days later?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Nov. 13, 2010 in

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  • It really depends,I never remembered the terms and things that I needed flash cards for because I only needed to know most of it to get a good grade. But, I have remembered the main concepts for a long time.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:14 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • I remembered 90% of it for a long time, but now, after 10yrs after college, I remember NOTHING or almost nothing.... and I'm kinda sad about it, you have to educate yourself whole life cos information expires fast and then it seems like a waste...

    Answer by KatDy at 9:29 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Depends on the subject.

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 9:35 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • depends on what it was.. like i'm in school for finance.. i promise you i don't remember even 10% of my nutrition class but 90% of my management classes.

    Answer by mhaney03 at 9:52 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • only the interesting bits

    Answer by pookipoo at 11:27 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Depends. I generally try t master all material. Especially History b/c that is what I teach.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:10 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • probably %0% on classes I didn't like, 90% on ones I did. But later went to Culinary School, then later on taught. I could probably take my exams today, both written and practical (a bit like Iron Chef) and I think I would do much better, because it's a passion, and I used the facts I learned, and later taught them. Though I'm now retired, I still use what I learned in daily cooking.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:20 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Oops, should have been 50% on classes I didn't like.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 1:21 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • You lose 50% of what you learn within 8 hours (that is of what you actually hear in class), 50% of that is lost within days. So you retain about 25% of what you learn, if you remember that.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

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