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Chapter 2. GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR MEMORY... > REVIEW OF ELEVEN MEMORY IMPROVEMENT ...

REVIEW OF ELEVEN MEMORY IMPROVEMENT PRINCIPLES

  1. Interest— It is much easier to remember things that interest you.

  2. Selection— Choose significant points and concentrate on them.

  3. Attention— Pay attention to what you want to remember.

  4. Understanding— The better you understand new information, the easier it will be to remember it.

  5. Intention to Remember— We can force ourselves to remember. The more we intend to remember, the easier our recall will be.

  6. Confidence: Positive Mental Set— Visualize yourself remembering and it will happen.

  7. Ego Involvement— Don’t allow your ego to block information you may need to remember.

  8. Association— Connect items for better memory.

  9. Background of Experience— The more experience on a subject, the easier it is to remember new information.

  10. Organization— Classify items into logical groupings.

  11. Practice Newly Learned Memory Devices— The more you practice memory techniques, the better your memory will become.


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