You first visualize a mental picture for ITEM #1, then you visualize ITEM #2
and tie it in your mind to ITEM #1, then you visualize ITEM #3 and tie it in
your mind to ITEM #2, etc. Make each item larger than life -- exaggerated, in color, and in motion. Afterwards, in order
to recall the entire list, you must first recall ITEM #1.
For example, to remember eggs, milk, and bread: Have the eggs breaking
and dripping onto the milk carton. And have the milk carton dripping milk onto
the bread and making it wet. Smell the milk. Feel the broken eggs and cold milk
dripping onto your feet and making your toes wet and cold. See the brand name on the egg
carton, the milk carton, and the bread container. Adding more details helps each item to become
more mentally "sticky" (i.e. helps to "fire" more brain
neurons), thus improving the results of the memory technique.
Make the details crazy, ridiculous, unusual, animated, cartoonish, and
larger than life. After all, these are the things that get remembered, aren’t
they? Make the scene so unique that it could never happen in real life. The
only rule is:
IF IT’S BORING, IT’S WRONG.
1. Pictures and Vocabulary
2. A Group of 20 Words
3. A Story Using the 20 Words
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