Ten simple ways to recall anything
1. Draw Mind Maps. That's how your
brain stores information: like branches on a tree. And if you
draw Mind Maps using symbols as well as bold words, you'll be
able to visualize the main points. Click
here to learn the key principles.
2. Learn with all your senses. If
you can see it, touch it, taste it, hear it and smell it, you
are much more likely to remember it.
3. Learn by doing. "Muscle
memory" is extremely powerful. That's why you can easily
ride a bike, even if you haven't been on one for 20 years.
4. Use linking tools as memory pegs.
"The more you link, the more you learn" - that's the
key to most memory courses. So attach new information on to
information that you know well.
5. Make those links visual - like
visualizing a McDonald's arch with a crocodile under it to
recall that Ray Krok founded the fast-food chain.
6. Make your links physical - like
learning to count
in Japanese, using a simple series of physical
7. Make your links in rhyme - and
visualize them. Click
here for examples.
8. Practice, practice, practice.
If you're learning French, work in a French restaurant.
Studying shorthand? Write every day over a newspaper
editorial. Join Toastmasters to practice public speaking.
9. Memorize initial letters - such
as AIDA (attract Attention, arouse Interest, create Desire,
and urge Action) as the key principles of advertising. Make up
10. Get emotionally involved.
Emotion is the gateway to learning.
These simple tips are included in Chapter 4 of the world's
best-selling book, The Learning Revolution, by Gordon Dryden
and Dr. Jeannette Vos - the chapter that covers The first 20
steps to learn anything much faster, better and more easily.
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