Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video The similar-sound technique, part of Improving Your Memory.
- In this video, we're going to discuss a technique…that will help you remember the definition…of words you aren't familiar with.…It's called the Similar Sound Technique.…It builds on principles…we've been going through over this course.…To show you how the similar sound technique works,…let's start with a simple example,…and then we'll move on to a more complex one.…Let's take the word "claustrophobia."…You probably already know what this word means.…It's the fear of closed spaces,…especially very narrow or crowded spaces.…But if you had to teach this word's meaning…to a little kid that wasn't familiar with it,…how would you do it?…You could use the similar sound technique.…
Here's how it would work:…you start by looking for a similar sound in the word…that a little kid would be familiar with.…If you look at the word "claustrophobia,"…you can take the initial part, "claus,"…and associate it to Santa Claus.…You would then try to link the word "Santa Claus"…visually to the meaning, a fear of closed spaces.…We could tell this little kid to imagine…
- 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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