Monday, October 25, 2010

Study Tips Series - 5 [ Method Of Loci ]

Learning is always a combination of memorization and actual understanding.

Fortunately, for most of High School(And perhaps college too, depending on what you study), it's mostly memorization.

If you're trying to remember some collection of information, you can use a variety mnemonic techniques to store it.

My personal favorite is the method of loci, where you first visualize your self walking through some location and store the information at particular points of interest as you move through.

To recover the information, you simply visualize yourself walking through it again and 'picking-up' the information.

Once you get a hold of it, memorizing the periodic table, or the first 500 digits of Pi is cake.

Subjects like math and physics will always require a little bit more effort though, and there is really no way around that besides practice.

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