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30 Days to a More Powerful Memory by Ph.D. Gini Graham Scott

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Chapter 18. Back to Basics

Another type of memory aid is something you probably learned back in elementary school or high school and haven’t thought of since. This basic technique is to learn new information using letters, such as acronyms and acrostics, rhymes, and jingles to remember bits of information, such as the names of the planets or the number of days in each month. How well does this method work? You probably still remember all or most of the information you memorized this way—and you may even recall it with the same trick you learned way back when.

Not only can you use already created memory aids for such basics—some of which you will find familiar—but you can create your own memory cues for whatever things you want to remember. This ...

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