Using Memory Effectively : Using Memory Effectively INTRASPEC MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY Published @ www.pinoybisniz.com Slide 2: As you proceed through this list of techniques, try to think of strategies that would be useful to you! Some people use letters, some images, even songs. Each depends on how comfortable you are with, or how useful they are to, your way of thinking! 1. Acronyms : 1. Acronyms An acronym is an invented combination of letters. Each letter is a cue to, or suggests, an item you need to remember. 1. Acronyms : 1. Acronyms PEMDAS - sequence in solving or evaluating math equations P arenthesis | E xponents | M ultiplication | D ivision | A ddition | S ubtraction ROY G. BIV- the colors of the visible spectrum R ed, O range, Y ellow, G reen, B lue, I ndigo, V iolet A.R.E .- Stages of stress Arousal, Resistance, Exhaustion Practice your acronym Slide 5: Make an acronym for the 14 essential characteristics we have discussed in our teambuilding seminar DEFENSE MECHANISM: DEFENSE MECHANISM DENIAL SUPPRESSION REACTION FORMATION ISOLATION OF EFFECT REGRESSION SUBLIMATION UNDOING REACTION FORMATION PROJECTION DISPLACEMENT 2. Acrostic:
2. Acrostic an invented sentence or
with a first letter cue: The first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to remember.
2. Acrostic: 2. Acrostic P lease E xcuse M y D ear A unt S ally ( PEMDAS, above ) Sequence in solving or evaluating math equations P arenthesis | E xponents | M ultiplication | D ivision | A ddition | S ubtraction E very G ood B oy D eserves F un An acrostic for remembering a sequence of musical notes (G-clef notes on sheet music)-- E, G, B, D,F 3. Rhyme-Key (Sounds Like): 3. Rhyme-Key (Sounds Like) Rhyme-Keys: (for ordered or unordered lists) First, memorize key words that can be associated with numbers. Example: bun = one; shoe = two, tree = three, door = four, hive = five, etc. Create an image of the items you need to remember with key words. Practice your rhymes 4. Loci: 4. Loci The Method of Loci: (for approximately twenty items) Select any location that you have spent a lot of time in and know well. 4. Loci: 4. Loci Imagine yourself walking through the location, selecting clearly defined places--the door, sofa, refrigerator, shelf, etc. Imagine yourself putting objects that you need to remember into each of these places by walking through this location in a direct path. Again, you need a standard direct path and clearly defined locations for objects to facilitate the retrieval of these objects. Practice your loci Loci: Loci Bedroom Sofa CR Garden Entrance Mirror Dining Table Kitchen 5. Keyword Method: 5. Keyword Method The Keyword Method: (for foreign language vocabulary) Slide 14: Using the keyword method memorize the 9 building self confidence tips in our self mastery seminar (except the personal inventory tip) Keyword Method: Keyword Method First, after considering the foreign word you need to remember, select a key word in English that sounds like the foreign word. Next, imagine an image which involves the key word with the English meaning of the foreign word. For example, consider the Spanish word "cabina" which means "phone booth." For the English keyword, you might think of "cab in a ... ." You could then invent an image of a cab trying to fit in a phone booth. When you see the word "cabina" on the test, you should be able to recall the image of the cab and you should be able to retrieve the definition "phone booth." Practice your keywords 6. Image-Name Technique: 6. Image-Name Technique The Image-Name Technique: (for remembering names) Simply invent any relationship between the name and the physical characteristics of the person. For example, if you had to remember Shirley Temple's name, you might ingrain the name in memory by noticing that she has "curly" (rhymes with Shirley) hair around her temples. Practice image-naming Image-Name Technique: Image-Name Technique Matos Defensor Bro. Eddie Gumban Aquino Florez Cabunoc 7. CHAINING: 7. CHAINING Chaining: (for ordered or unordered lists) Create a story where each word or idea you have to remember cues the next idea you need to recall. If you had to remember the words Napoleon, ear, door, and Germany, you could invent a story of Napoleon with his ear to a door listening to people speak in German. Practice your chaining Slide 19: Memorize the 7 Self-mastery Technique or Building Self-confidence tips using the chaining method Published @ www.pinoybisniz.com : Published @ www.pinoybisniz.com