Here, we share with you one of our memory hacks we share in our school holiday programme to help your children remember content with ease and cut down their revision time!
#1 The Link System
The Link System is used to remember a list of words.It is especially useful for studying subjects with a lot of hard facts,like physics, history, literature and geography. There are two steps, visualisation and association.
A simple example: remembering a shopping list.
- Fork & spoon
Using the Link System, visualise yourself holding a smooth, hot egg as you leave your house. As you feel the smoothness, you make a hole in the shell. Out of this hole pops a cow’s head (reminds you of beef)with two horns. One horn is shaped like a spoon and the other, a fork. The fork jabs a girl who is wearing a polka-dotted bikini, and she reeks of sweet-smelling perfume. The pain makes her drop the yellow banana she was holding.
#2 Similar Sound Technique
It may be difficult to visualise a scientific word like“chlorine”, but we can replace it with the word “crawling” which sounds similar.
With that, we can form a mental picture of a person crawling on the floor.
#3 Trigger Technique
This means to use the first image that pops into your mind when you think of an abstract word.
For example, what comes to your mind when you think of the word “politics”? You may think of “President Obama” or “parliament”. What about “oxygenated blood”? You may imagine each small red blood cell wearing an oxygen mask.
Isn’t it easy to remember now?
The techniques mentioned above are only the tip of the iceberg. Your children will learn more advanced memory techniques and study strategies such as note-making, identifying keywords, speed reading at the I Am Gifted!™ workshop