Shhh… don’t let anyone else see this information, it’s as lethal as poison! Today I am going to reveal 10 Methods the pro’s use in order to memorize anything. Here is how to do it…
Iurge you to close the door, turn off your cellphone and listen attentively. The following list contains ten proven techniques to memorize information, ready? O.K, here we go:
1. Don’t Let Yourself Be Disturbed
I used this technique in the beginning of this article ie. “close the door, turn off…”
You can’t memorize something if your mind is directed towards something else, concentration is essential!
2. Learn Mnemonics
Mnemonics is a type of memory aid that basically helps a person memorize data. The more information that needs to be remembered, the more complex the mnemonic becomes. The most common type of mnemonics in school are those that rhyme…
3. Thirty days hath September…
Rhyme mnemonics are often used in school, why? Because they work! It’s an excellent way of remember lists (like all the months) but it can be used in other ways as well. In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue is a famous rhyme mnemonic used in schools, so start rhyming and less whining! (I am so lame BTW)
4. Form A Silly Sentence
What’s a silly sentence you ask? To clarify this, let us say we would want to memorize 3 Swedish Cities (starting from the biggest); Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. The initiating letters are SGM and a possible silly sentence could be:
Simon Greeted Me
5. Abbreviations Make Life Easier
Don’t you agree? We love to say UN, US etc. instead of The United Nations, The United States Of America (what made you chose such a long word, makes it hard on us foreigners by the way…). Here is an excellent article, written by an expert on the subject (O.K I surrender… it’s actually my own article): How To Use Abbreviations.
6. Do It Like The Talk Show Hosts
All TV-show hosts use small flashcards to help them remember the content of the show, this is proven method to bring back memories swiftly. I recommend you use a small software called Cue Card, there’s a free version hosted right here on the site.
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7. Gimmicks = Bad?
For some odd reason, this word seems to radiate negative emotions, probably because gimmicks are used so extensivley in advertisements. Anyhow, the use of word games or tricks can help you process information. Try it and buy it!
8. Mind Maps – Find Your Thoughts
I’m a huge fan of mind mapping, and I recommend you to use mind maps as often as possible. I’ve already covered how mind mapping is done so I won’t go into that again. Here’s a free mind mapping software by the way, hope you enjoy it!
9. Association – The Biggest Secret
It’s really a shame that I didn’t put this in the beginning of the article, I’m sorry I forgot. Associatin is basically the art of linking a piece of information to something else. What’s the first thing that hits your mind when I say the word SUMMER?
Did you think about heat, ice cream, vacation, swimming or anything related to those activities? We think about heat because we relate this word to the term summer, it comes naturally without any real effort.
This is perhaps the biggest memory secret around, learn how to associate the information you want to remember with some piece of information that you won’t forget. It works like a charm, I promise!
10. Always Explore New Methods
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This is for A level psychology AQA A.
I've just finished writing all 26 (excluding addiction) of the possible essays that can come up from my chosen topics.
We've got exactly 43 days for the PSYA3 exam and 50 days for the PSYA4. That's a month and a half for me to memorise all 26 of my essays.
I'm super stressed out and have no idea how I'm going to do this. It takes me hours and hours to just memorise one essay.
Is it even doable to memorise all 26 of these in a month and a half? I find it impossible to revise at all during a school day because I just come home from sixth form all tired and stuff, and memorising an essay is just one of those tasks that you have to do as a first thing in the morning.
The worse thing is that my sixth form's study leave begins on the 15th May, which means realistically I only have exactly 25 days to memorise each essay!!
Is anyone else in the same situation?! How is everyone memorising their essays?!!