Definition: A retrieval method in which one must reproduce previously presented information. (pg 254)

Quite Simply...


  • A method used to produce an answer from memory
  • Response is based completely on memory or previously learned information
  • Using previous knowledge and memory to answer a question.

Examples of Recall


  • Knowing the route to someone's house because you driven there before..
  • When a witness is asked to sketch a picture of a suspect rather than picking out their face from a line up. They must rely solely on their memory for the suspect's facial features.
  • Remembering someone's name rather than simply recognizing their face.
  • Remembering the name of a song after listening to some of its lyrics
  • Knowing how to spell the name of the street you live on when filling out paperwork at the beginning of the school year.

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