I am curious as to how users on this site use memory techniques to store a lot of information in their head. I have seen a few videos on memory masters like Ed Cooke, but I want to know what techniques you (the reader) use that you find effective. I am simply trying to remain open minded about techniques so I can test them out for myself for a big final coming up soon.
My first post here so Hi : ) I know this is an old topic, but it has no answers yet. It is a good question. I have just learnt about ‘pegging’ and finding it useful. Basically you attach items you want to remember to the rhyme ’ one, two, buckle my shoe.’ For instance, one is a bun, so if you want to remember a musical item, you could imagine a bun crammed full of crotchets. I am a beginner at memory training so this is probably child’s play to many.
I am interested in learning more but I’m not sure which course to take re memory. Remembering cards is not really me. I am intrigued by the term ‘memory palace’ though.
I assume your big final is over now, but if you want to get into memroization techniques, I recommend the book “Memo” by Oddbjorn By. It has easy techniques that’ll allow you to memorize anything from pi with a thousand digits to say a thousand words in a new language. You can get the book at a public libary.
I know this is rather late, but here are some methods I learned and use often…
pros: I use the learning function on Quizlet. It really helps me to remember things. Index card ones are very helpful too.
cons. Sometimes I can’t resist looking at the other side for the answer…
pros: Songs really help me to remember things. Like how you memorized the alphabet? I memorized all the states of the US and their capitals with a song.
cons: when you want to know just one piece of information that you memorized, you have to go through the whole song just to find that bit.
Sometimes connecting things you want to memorize to different things help you remember them.
For example, you think a certain word sounds like a something else. Or make up a story using the words you need to memorize! Just use the words like what they sound like.
pros: Similar to abbreviations, they’re fun to make up
cons: Sometimes you just can’t remember what that A stands for…
There are much much more out there. Those are the ones I use the most right now. Hope they help!
I use a wordbook and copy every new word/sentence/Kanji I learn. Left side is Italian, right side is Japanese. (I’m learning these 2 languages) I can read this wordbook in my bed before sleeping, I find it very useful.
Memrise to the max. Do all the daily goals and revise all the earlier courses. There are many things I always do wrong, but one day they click, and from then they will be automatic. (You will still make a lot for wrong choices because the same sentences are written different in different courses)
After a few months I became able to memorize words just by doing the daily 15min goals.
Very interesting technique. I am going to use it for my Marketing midterm coming up. Thank you Lesley.
That so cool, I’m going to order it today. Much appreciated
I used all your methods. I definitely found connections to be the most useful for me. Thank you for the post
Two languages at the same time, thats some real talent. Your methods are interesting. I will give them a try.