There’s a particular memorization strategy in which one associates numbers with objects.
They say that cute animals work the best, but even in the mind, they’re not always around.
In any case, to give you a few examples, in order to memorize numbers (I’m getting to memorizing spellings in a moment) you would visually link:
* 1 with a candle
* 2 with a swan
* 3 with the M from McDonald’s
* 4 with a sailboat …
and so on.
If you wanted to remember the number 42, you would then see something zany like a sailboat chasing a swan.
I’ve never used this system myself outside of a bit of experimentation …
… but I like that it exists.
And I was thinking about it yesterday while working on a new concept that I think is going to really rock your swan-chasing sailboat when I finally release it.
Part of this new concept involves the memorization of spelling in foreign words and complicated terminology.
All I’m going to say for now is that if you can associate 2 with a swan and then line it up with other number-images in order to recall large digits, then you definitely associate letters with images in order to remember the order in which they should fall in order to correctly produce words.
It could be as simple as:
A = apple
B = boat
C = cat
… and so on.
It might seem like a lot of work, but when you compare the relatively short bit of time it takes to fashion a system like this with the mounds of time lost over trying to remember the spelling of words and correcting writing, you will save a lot of seconds over the long haul.
Okay, dear Memorizers, before I get in my sailboat and chase some swans, here’s a coupon code for a special discount on my video course where I go even deeper into memorizing spellings when learning foreign language vocabulary: cuteanimals.
Until next time, make sure to teach someone else what you’ve learned about memorization. It’s one of the best ways to make the world a better place. And the more we remember, the more we can remember. And the more we learn, the more we can learn.