Chapter 9 Under pressure

In this chapter you will learn:

  • that imagination can help you relax and focus, ready for big tests of memory
  • the importance of boosting interest and attention when you’re preparing for exams
  • effective memory techniques for key subject areas
  • how to speak from memory – and make everything you say memorable
  • emergency tactics for memory chasing under pressure

It’s time to focus on those moments in life when your memory really is put to the test. Some of them are planned, even chosen: exams, job interviews, audition pieces. Others come out of the blue, but still push your memory to the limits: giving witness testimony, finding an important possession ...

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