Improve Your Memory (Ron Fry's How to Study Program)
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Want to retain more of what you read, perform better on tests, or just remember where you left your car keys? Author Ron Fry's effective system has helped thousands of people successfully adapt today's best memorization techniques to their own needs and situations. Packed with quizzes designed to pinpoint your specific trouble spots--as well as proven strategies for any memory-based task-- IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY is the only book you need to improve your memory power for a lifetime.
IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY SIXTH EDITION Ron Fry CONTENTS Foreword Something to Remember Chapter 1: Start Your Memory Banks Chapter 2: And Now for a Little Quiz Chapter 3: Roy G. Biv and Friends Chapter 4: Reading and Remembering Chapter 5: One Chapter to a Better Vocabulary Chapter 6: Taking Notes to Remember Text Chapter 7: Rembring How too Spel Gud Chapter 8: Remembering Numbers the Mnemonic Way Chapter 9: Remembering Names and Faces Chapter 10: Let’s Not Forget ADD Chapter 11:
emphasize that it’s never too late. If you’re returning to school and attempting to carry even a partial load of courses while simultaneously holding down a job, raising a family, or both, there are some particular problems you face that you probably didn’t the first time you were in school: Time and money pressures. When all you had to worry about was going to school, it was easier than going to school, raising a family, and working for a living simultaneously! Your organizational and memory
a letter could use such objects as links—Pack to remember Gregory Peck, Pen for Sean Penn, Tent for Trent, Road for Rhodes, even Tombs for Thomas and Cow for Cowher. (Go, Steelers!) Your associations could take advantage of your own particular knowledge. Small for Klein, if you know German; tie-ins to your favorite sports figure, movie star, or author; an association with terms endemic to your profession. The list of possible tie-ins is absolutely endless. If you still can’t think of such a
your future spouse (even if it was decades ago) or what you had for breakfast last Thursday? Probably the former (though not if last Thursday was your first experiment with yak butter). Which event conjures up the most memories—the Blizzard of 1996 or the last time it rained (unless, of course, it really poured cats and dogs)? Which name would you find difficult to forget—Joe Smith or Irina Khakamada? We’ll deal with how to remember spelling Ms. Khakamada in Chapters 5 and 7. What do all the
Gerbil Could Love Venus. Long Silly Snakes Could All Pray. Isn’t it easy to make up silly, memorable pictures in your head for these? There is a limit to this technique: Unless the list itself is familiar to you (like the colors of the spectrum), this method will do you little good. For example, medical students for decades have used the mnemonic On Old Olympia’s Towering Top A Finn And German Vault And Hop to remember the list of cranial nerves (olfactory, optic, oculomotor, trochlear,