How to Study Faster and Smarter - Introduction (Part One)

Are you tired of cramming only to forget the information right after (or even before) the test? Or have you been studying the same information over and over but somehow just can’t get it to stick? Today, we’ll be starting a series on how to memorize information most effectively to help your studying efficiency (and for just about anything). Once you learn how to implement these principles also used by the memory masters of the world, you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t learn about them sooner! Read More

How to Study Faster and Smarter - Mnemonics (Part Two)

Today we are going to introduce probably the most commonly known technique for memorization: mnemonics. Unlike rote memorization, the method of mnemonics works by associating what you are trying to memorize with something more meaningful and memorable. This can be done using many methods, as explained below: Read More

How to Study Faster and Smarter - Chain Method (Part Three)

Today in our memorization series we’ll be introducing the chain method. The chain method is technically a type of mnemonic system (which is why it is also often referred to as the mnemonic link system), but it is more abstract and requires a bit of creativity to create associations. In this method, a story, or running narrative, is used to create the associations for what you are trying to memorize. Read More

How to Study Faster and Smarter - Peg Method (Part Four)

In previous weeks, we introduced various methods of memorization such as rote memory, mnemonics, and the chain link method. Today we’ll be introducing a method especially useful for memorizing numerical lists and numbers: the peg method. Read More

How to Study Faster and Smarter - Major Method (Part Five)

If you recall from last week in the Rhyming Peg System and Shape Peg System, various objects are associated with number values to aid in memory recall through association. Similarly, in the Major System, instead of using rhyming words or using shapes, letters are used to represent the numbers: Read More