Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution 1: Use the similar sound technique with foreign vocabulary, part of Study Skills Fundamentals.
- How did you do on those Spanish and German words?…The goal of this challenge was to apply…the similar sound technique to help you…remember the meaning of these words.…The first one, piso, we see that it means floor.…Now, when I look at piso I see a few…potential sounds I could work with.…The first two letters could sound like pie,…so I could imagine a giant pie…on the floor of my living room,…or I could go with the first three letters, pis, as in peas.…
I might imagine that someone spilled…a bunch of peas on the floor,…and I'm slipping and sliding on them.…The next word is abogado,…which means lawyer in Spanish.…I see the sound bo in the middle,…so I might imagine a lawyer wearing a giant yellow bowtie.…Again, the easiest way to exaggerate…something is to make it really big,…and being specific about colors is also helpful.…The next word is lastimado, which means injured.…I see the sound last at the beginning here,…and I'm going to imagine a bunch…of runners racing around a track.…
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- 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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