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20 Ways to Master Your Memory                 20 Ways to Master Your Memory                                     Make It Me...
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20 Ways to Master Your Memory                 20 Ways to Master Your Memory                                     Make It Mn...
20 Ways to Master Your Memory                 20 Ways to Master Your Memory                                     Manipulate...
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20 ways to deepen your memory ch 8

  1. 1. 20 Ways to Master Your Memory 20 Ways to Master Your Memory Make It Stick Make It Stick Rehearse. Are your using elaborate rehearsal techniques? Overlearn. Are you working more than you think you need to so that information becomes hardwired? Space it out. Are you working in shorter sessions, rather than cramming? Separate it. Are you separating similar material so you don’t get it confused? Mind the Middle. Are you paying attention to what comes in the middle, not just what’s first and last?© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  2. 2. Elaborate or Simple? Elaborate or Simple? Which of these 2 images are you more likely to remember?© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  3. 3. 20 Ways to Master Your Memory 20 Ways to Master Your Memory Make It Meaningful Make It Meaningful Feel. Emotions and memories can team up in powerful ways. Connect. Connect new information with what you already know. Personalize. Make new information mean something to YOU.© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  4. 4. 20 Ways to Master Your Memory 20 Ways to Master Your Memory Make It Mnemonic Make It Mnemonic Spell. Acronyms allow you to memorize lists by making up phrases using first letters, for example. Here is a popular one from geography: My Great Big Hungry Elephant Nearly Consumed Panama = Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras , El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Locate. The Loci (LO-si) system helps you connect places (or locations) with what you need to remember. Have you ever remembered the names of classmates by where they sat?© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  5. 5. 20 Ways to Master Your Memory 20 Ways to Master Your Memory Make It Mnemonic Make It Mnemonic Link or Narrate. By connecting item A with item B and B with C, you can create a series of mental linkages. Or build what you need to remember into a story. Peg. The peg system uses rhyming syllables to associate images. Think of pegs as hooks on which© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning to “hang” information.
  6. 6. 20 Ways to Master Your Memory 20 Ways to Master Your Memory Manipulate It Manipulate It Mark it up. Be an active reader; interact with the text. Mark it down. If it you don’t need to memorize it, just write it down. Organize. Rearrange the material you’re trying to memorize. Picture. Drawings can be an effective memory tool. Act. Consider putting motions to your memorizing. Produce. Put things in your own words. Test. Create practice exams for yourself.© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
  7. 7. 20 Ways to Master Your Memory 20 Ways to Master Your Memory Make It Funny Make It Funny Mock it. The best condition for learning is relaxed alertness— high challenge, low threat.Here are a few ways to make memorization fun:• Create a funny “Top-Ten” list.• Write a song.• Recite a poem.• Be imaginative.• Be bizarre.• Even be obscene!© 2012 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

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