The following passage was written by a 9th grader
Our brain works in a very byzantine way. Fundamentally, however, everything we do and learn is not that convoluted. Memory will and always will play a crucial part in our lives. To comprehend how people remember, we must apprehend what people already know. By accomplishing this, the actual sense of “forgetting” can then be determined to either be true or false. The left side of the cerebrum stores vital information that is received. When a thought or word is said or heard by someone, the person receiving the thought subconsciously decides if the information is vital or superfluous. Thus, a new idea is added to the brain. However, it is misguided quite habitually that people disregard what they don’t identify. Technically, they should not recollect anything since the indication had never entered their brain in the first place. Next, a conscious effort must be exerted in order for the brain to keep the information instead of discarding it. By repeating ideas or words, the brain can recognize that the idea is important, and therefore will store it for long term memory. Also, noting key points and comprehending them can trigger the brain’s response to sustain the memory. Based on this information, we can conclude that personal interest in a certain situation and conscious efforts to remember an idea will essentially enhance the ability to not forget, or remember.