Remember More of What You’ve Read with These Proven Techniques

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Remember More of What You’ve Read with These Proven Techniques

  1. 1. Remember More of WhatYouve Read With TheseProven TechniquesWelcome!Presenter:Paul Nowak, Founder & Program Director
  2. 2. Short-Term Memory and the Magic Number 71956: "The Magic Number 7, Plus or Minus Two"George Millers paper demonstrated the average capacity of short-term memory is 7
  3. 3. The Magic Number 7How many items does it take before you make a grocery list?
  4. 4. How To Expand Our Short-Term MemoryThe "Chunking" Memory Technique
  5. 5. How To Expand Our Short-Term MemoryThe "Chunking" Memory TechniqueTry memorizing this 10-digit number: 3,129,823,812
  6. 6. How To Expand Our Short-Term Memory The "Chunking" Memory TechniqueNow Try Memorizing This 10-digit Number: 312-982-3812
  7. 7. How To Expand Our Short-Term MemoryThe "Chunking" Memory Technique Which is easier to memorize? 3,129,823,812 or 312-982-3812
  8. 8. How To Expand Our Short-Term Memory The "Chunking" Memory Technique 312-982-3812 Congratulations!Youve boosted your short-term memory capacity to 10 digits.
  9. 9. How To Expand Our Short-Term MemoryThe "Chunking" Memory TechniqueTry to remember these 14 letters: XIBMSATPHDMTVX
  10. 10. How To Expand Our Short-Term MemoryThe "Chunking" Memory Technique Apply the Technique:X - IBM - SAT - PHD - MTV - X
  11. 11. How To Expand Our Short-Term MemoryThe "Chunking" Memory Technique Which is easier to remember? XIBMSATPHDMTVX orX - IBM - SAT - PHD - MTV - X
  12. 12. How To Expand Our Short-Term Memory The "Chunking" Memory Technique X - IBM - SAT - PHD - MTV - X Congratulations!Youve boosted your short-term memory capacity to 14 letters.
  13. 13. How To Use the "Chunking" Technique to Remember What You Read Create a Mind Map
  14. 14. How To Use the "Chunking" Technique to Remember What You Read Create a Mind MapTaking notes will help you remember what you read because it is a form of repetition. And repetition helps you remember
  15. 15. Use Multiple Reading ProcessWhenever You Read 1. Preview a. Read the intro & conclusion 2. Overview a. Read the headings & sub-headings and/or the first sentence of every paragraph 3. Read 4. Final Review 5. Recite Look at all that repetition. Repetition Helps You Remember!
  16. 16. Practice the Following Exercise ToImprove Your Recall Abilities The Read & Recall Exercise Read a Paragrah and then immediately write down what you remember Keep it brief: write a keyword or 2-3 words max
  17. 17. Practice the Following Exercise ToImprove Your Recall Abilities The Read & Recall Exercise Lets try it right now as an example... Using AccelaReader.com & George Orwells Animal Farm
  18. 18. Practice the Following Exercise ToImprove Your Recall Abilities The Read & Recall Exercise Practice 10 minutes a day for 2 weeks
  19. 19. How To Remember Things Visually Using the Peg SystemOne of the easiest memory systems to learnCan be applied to remembering a list of anything and can also be applied to reading
  20. 20. How To Deeply Encode a Memory Using the Peg SystemAssume We Need to Remember a 10-item Grocery List
  21. 21. The Peg System to Remember Groceries 1. Bread 2. Milk 3. Tomatoes 4. Soda 5. Turkey 6. Chips 7. Strawberries 8. Deodorant 9. Cucumbers 10. Cereal
  22. 22. 1. Pencil
  23. 23. 2. Swan
  24. 24. 3. McDonalds
  25. 25. 4. Chair
  26. 26. 5. Hook
  27. 27. 6. Cherry
  28. 28. 7. Lightning
  29. 29. 8. Race Track
  30. 30. 9. Balloon
  31. 31. 10. Plate w/ Silverware
  32. 32. Create the Visualizations 1. Bread 2. Milk 3. Tomatoes 4. Soda 5. Turkey 6. Chips 7. Strawberries 8. Deodorant 9. Cucumbers 10. Cereal
  33. 33. 1. Pencil + Bread
  34. 34. 2. Swan + Milk
  35. 35. 3. McDonalds + Tomatoes
  36. 36. 4. Chair + Soda
  37. 37. 5. Hook + Turkey
  38. 38. 6. Cherry + Chips
  39. 39. 7. Lightning + Tomatoes
  40. 40. 8. Race Track + Deodorant
  41. 41. 9. Balloon + Cucumbers
  42. 42. 10. Plate w/ Silverware + Cereal
  43. 43. Can you remember the list? Whats number 1? Number 2?
  44. 44. Did you remember them all? 1. Bread 2. Milk 3. Tomatoes 4. Soda 5. Turkey 6. Chips 7. Strawberries 8. Deodorant 9. Cucumbers 10. Cereal
  45. 45. How To Remember More Items 11. Detergent 12. Toilet Paper 13. Yogurt 14. Flowers 15. Cheese 16. Coffee 17. Fish 18. Olives 19. Toothpaste 20. Ice Cream
  46. 46. Find a Theme for 11-20Everything is drenched in black oil
  47. 47. How To Remember More ItemsPicture these items drenched in black oil with the other images (pencil, swan, etc.) 11. Detergent 12. Toilet Paper 13. Yogurt 14. Flowers 15. Cheese 16. Coffee 17. Fish 18. Olives 19. Toothpaste 20. Ice Cream
  48. 48. Applying the Peg System to Reading ● Section 1 of the Chapter ○ Associate it to a pencil ● Section 2 of the Chapter ○ Associate it to a swan ● Etc, etc, etc...
  49. 49. Summary● Short-Term Memory & the Magic #7● The "Chunking" Memory Technique● Mind Mapping● Multiple Reading Process● The Read & Recall Exercise (Practice 10-min/day)● The Peg System
  50. 50. Thanks for Attending! Contact Information: Paul Nowak pnowak@irisreading.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/paulnowak Twitter: twitter.com/paul_nowak

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