Memory Improvement Techniques
This section of Mind Tools teaches you useful techniques that help you improve your memory.
These tools help you remember people’s names more effectively, improve your recall of information in exams, increase the speed with which you can learn vocabulary, and help you in situations where you need to remember detailed, structured information.
This section is split into three parts: first of all, the introduction explains the principles behind the use of memory techniques (also called “mnemonics”).
We then discuss a range of individual tools that you can use to remember information. Finally we discuss how to use the skills in practice to remember peoples names, foreign language words, and information for exams.
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Remembering a Simple List – The Link Method and Story Method
Remembering Ordered Lists – The Number/Rhyme Mnemonic
|Remembering Ordered Lists – The Number/Shape Mnemonic|
Remembering Middle Length Lists – The Alphabet Technique
|Remembering Long Lists – The Journey System|
|Remembering Grouped Information – The Roman Room System|
|Remembering Very Long Numbers – The Major System|
|Using Concept Maps to Remember Structured Information|
|Memory Games – Have fun while you improve your memory|
|How to… Learn a Foreign Language|
|How to… Remember Information for Exams|
|How to… Remember People’s Names|
|How to… Remember Lists and Long Numbers|