Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Remembering important dates, part of Improving Your Memory.
- Remembering important dates can be made easier…by coming up with rhymes.…One very popular rhyme you may already be familiar with…is about the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492.…The rhyme goes like this,…"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue."…Rhymes like this still require a little bit of rehearsing,…but they make it easier to remember dates.…Here are some other examples.…The date of the Boston Tea Party was 1773.…You take the last part, 73, and try to rhyme it…with something like heavenly tea.…
So notice how 73 and heavenly tea have a rhyming pattern.…You then build an image based on this.…I'm going to imagine tea falling…from the heavens into the Boston Harbor.…Let's take another historical example.…1861, the start of the Civil War.…Let's take the 61 part,…and 61 could rhyme with sticky gun.…Now, imagine a Civil War soldier struggling…with a gun that is covered in honey, a sticky gun.…So again, 61, sticky gun.…Little rhymes like this make it easier to remember dates.…
Another way to deal with dates…is by realizing that we learn in a variety of manners.…
- Memory principles that work
- Taking notes
- Using songs and rhyming techniques to remember details
- Building a "memory palace"
- Remembering names and passwords
- Memorizing long texts and speeches
Skill Level Beginner
1. Memory Principles
2. Memory Techniques
3. Using the Numeric Peg System
4. Situational Methods
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