This project uses the principles of HTML, CSS, and Javascript to create a data-gathering website to determine whether users are better at memorizing data presented as a linear list or scattered throughout a story. STRYBRD initially provides individuals with a background to the research they are participating in. Once prepared, the website will present ten words for the personnel to memorize; the form of depiction, however, is randomized. That is, there is a fifty percent chance for the user to either see the words bolded and capitalized within a short story — apparent for twenty-five seconds — or a consecutive list where each word is displayed for two and a half seconds before transitioning to the next. Soon after, the page will transition to an input portion with ten blank boxes in which the user can type the words they remember. Following the user’s submission, their entries will then get sent to a database where the score and mode of presentation are recorded. Based on these observations, and through the use of Excel, a graph was created which presents the mean score for each presentation category out of a sample of forty-one individuals. This graph suggests that using stories or paragraphs to memorize words to ideas are superior to linear lists — with a mean score of 6.79 against 6.14. This analysis may help those in school, especially younger students, who are still trying to adopt learning strategies.

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