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Improve your Memory by Mr. Jonathan Hancock

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Chapter 7 Words and ideas

In this chapter you will learn:

  • a new way of handling all the words you want to know
  • how to create lasting memories of abstract ideas
  • the ‘active reading’ technique for remembering complex texts
  • strategies to improve your spelling and widen your vocabulary
  • techniques for memorising foreign words and phrases

Sometimes it feels like you’re drowning in a sea of words. So much of the material you need to remember comes as text: revision notes, journal pages, web encyclopaedias, vocabulary lists. In daily life you’re expected to retain tiny details of spellings and subtle differences in definitions and meanings, but also to manage the vast stores ...

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