Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Numeric peg system: Memorizing more than 10 items, part of Study Skills Fundamentals.
- Earlier we learned how to memorize a ten item list…using the numeric peg system.…But what if your list has 14 items…or what if you had to remember 37 different things…in a specific order?…You can actually use the numeric peg system…to remember more than 10 items.…Here's how it works.…You need to come up with a theme or a rule…for numbers 11 through 20,…21 through 30,…and 31 through 40, and so on and so forth.…For example, my theme for anything…between 11 through 20 is olive oil.…
So, let's go over an example of how that might work.…Let's say our list was more than 10 items in length…and instead of number one being bread,…let's say number 11 was bread.…The picture you imagine in your mind…obviously has to include bread,…but it also has to include a pencil…because it's the first digit on the right of the number 11.…Your picture also has to include olive oil.…Why?…Because we decided that that would be our rule…for numbers 11 through 20.…Again, keep in mind that you can create…any kind of rule for these numbers.…
So long as it's something you can visualize.…
- Learning to read faster and more thoroughly
- Improving your note-taking skills
- Enhancing your memory
- Memorizing new words and formulas
- Scoring better on tests
- Creating study plans
Skill Level Beginner
1. Ramp Up Your Reading
2. Improve Your Note-Taking Skills
3. Techniques for Enhancing Your Memory
4. Score Better on Tests
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