Being on this sort of forum I thought there would be people with quite good memories. Myself, I have great attention to detail and can remember many small things for a longer period of time. However for somethings I'm absolutely terrible. Math for example--I can "understand" how things work but if I don't touch it I'm bound to forget it -all- within a short period of time. Then I meet people often who have been outside of university for 10, 20 even 30 years and still remember certain math processes Discuss your memory both long and short term and any particular thing you are good at remembering!