PART 1: Learn How to Memorize - Top 6 Memorization Techniques
Memory is the brain’s way of integrating sensory-motor information into a symbolic representation that allows prediction of future occurrences. To better memorize it’s important to engage with the material in a way that complements how the brain performs this task.
The brain evolved to remember things that are living, active, colourful, vivid, and engaging, thus our difficulty to remember abstract things. But there are techniques that allows us to make it easier to memorize any kind of information.
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This memorization technique involves creating associations between items in a list and assigning images to each connection to help you memorize better.
For instance, your accounting exam is tomorrow and you need to memorize which items fall under the Current Asset section of a balance sheet (Cash, Inventories, Accounts receivable, Prepaid expenses).
This approach is really similar to the Link Method. While you create a bunch of different images between each two items using the Link Method, you combine everything into one big picture with the Story Method. This technique helps you memorize the sequence of the images and hence the order of the items.
Make these images as absurd, comical, sensory (e.g. can incorporate sounds, smells, tastes), and vivid as possible for best results. This is a centuries-old method started by ancient Romans and is still used today by many World Memory Champions.
This is useful system for memorizing lists in a particular order. There are 2 steps:
If you are struggling to memorizing the whole decision making process in the correct order for the short answer section on your upcoming psychology exam, or anything similar, you should try out this method!
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Any system or device designed to aid memory:
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Also known as “The Memory Palace, it consists of associating each item you’re trying to remember with a specific image and a place. You can imagine the items lying around in places that have...
Acronyms, music (very effective) or rhyme, or sentences of words that start with the same letter as the items you are trying to memorize are all mnemonic techniques that help you to remember and retrieve information.
Stories encompass all the qualities of information that makes our brain love and remember it: vivid and colorful picture and engaging plotlines about other beings that are alive.
By creating a narrative that is interesting to and include items you need to memorize, you create a story your brain can follow.
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Ask yourself why are you reading:
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