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

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Chapter 21. Find a Substitute

If you can’t make a meeting or event, you often may be able to get help by having a stand-in attend for you. Sometimes the substitute can even do it better than you.

Well, the same principle works in memory. If you have trouble learning or remembering a difficult word or name, especially a foreign one, you can better remember if you use a sub. This technique is ideal for remembering either unfamiliar words in English or foreign words.

Using the Sub System to Remember Single Words

Again, you use the principle of imagery and associations to create a connection between the word you want to remember and visualizations that make the word more memorable. As Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas describe in The Memory Book, “When you ...

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