Many of us claim that we are good at remembering facts and information but still can’t seem to remember names. Why would that be a problem? At first, it seems that names would be easy compared to other facts because they are just one or two words. But people...
In the last article, you learned how to peg information so you know what number order the information is. This week, I thought it would be good to have more practice in creating the pictures. Mastering this imaginative skill will
In a previous article, I ended with a short list of things for a speech where you walk through a familiar area and then place an object that will remind you of a point in your speech. How long of
If there is one reason why people need to improve their memory, it is to remember the names of people they meet. Although many people have a good memory, yet a good number of them seem to struggle with remembering
In the previous articles, you learned techniques to remember a list of items. One item would lead to another as you formed pictures that connected the items. Yet, sometimes, you may need to remember the order of something in a
Not everything that you need to remember is easily pictured. Sometimes you need to know how to memorize abstract concepts, formulae, and other things—which are not objects. When you think about it, most things you need to remember do not lend themselves to picturing. The solution is to use your...
In a previous essay, I explained how you can use your senses to help you imagine things. I added that you can make exaggerated pictures, which can be an exaggeration of size or numbers. You can also include the action
If you fared well in the linking exercise, you now have confidence in your ability to memorize information. You know that your memory is better than you thought it was. Yet if you had trouble with the exercise, you do
Most of us use the painful and minimally effective method to memorize called rote memory. We say the information over and over again and hope it will eventually stick in our minds. The reason for this is that we have
There are many techniques you can use to remember things easily. Some techniques are general methods to memorize a list of information, a shopping list, vocabulary words, etc. After you learn the basics of memorization, you can learn specific techniques.