There is no such thing as a “bad memory”, and anyone can improve their memory, as long as you are not suffering from memory loss as a medical condition. If you want to improve your memory, there are a number of things you can do, from eating blueberries to using a variety of mnemonic devices. If you’re optimistic and dedicated, you’ll be able to improve your memory, whether you want to win the World Memory Championships, ace your history test, or simply remember where you put your keys. 加入下期北京英语角活动点击查看
Use association to remember facts. To use association effectively, you can create an image in your mind to help you remember a word or an image. For example, if you have a hard time remembering that JFK was the president involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion, just picture the handsome president swimming in an ocean surrounded by happy, oinking pigs. This is absolutely silly, but this concrete image in your mind will forever help you link the president with this event.
- By creating a visual, your brain can fixate on a single, easy-to-identify piece of information. When you recall that single symbol, you can also recall the larger strand of information you assigned to it. For example, as you place your car keys in your purse, imagine your purse suddenly growing wheels and speeding away. Since the image is such a strange one, you’re more likely to remember it later, which will also help you remember that your car keys are inside it.
- The more unique or unusual the image is, the easier it will be for your brain to remember it.
- Picture your house with two copies of your grandmother standing to the right, showing that the house comes first. Then imagine Michael Jordan standing to the right of your grandmothers. There you have it — 12 (your house), 7575 (double-dose of Grandma) and 23, the basketball star.
- If you can remember that, among other things, you wanted to buy four different kinds of vegetables, you’ll find it easier to remember all four.
- Chunking is what we do when we list a phone number with dashes. Which looks easier to memorize, 8564359820, or 856-435-9820?
- You probably won’t remember 17761812184818651898, but try putting a space after every fourth number. Now you can see that those numbers are years, and you can pick key events from each year to help you remember the string of numbers (such as the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, and Spanish-American War). 其他活动查看北京英语角 初中级话题 peer pressure
- “In fourteen-hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”
- A child can learn the alphabet by singing it to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” which makes the letters rhyme.
- HOMES. This one is used for remembering the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.
- ROY G. BIV. This man’s name can help you remember the colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
- FOIL. This will help you remember how to multiply two binomial terms: First, Outer, Inner, Last.
- FANBOYS. This acronym can help you remember simple coordinating conjunctions: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So.