How to Easily Memorize The Spelling Of Any Word

Image of a deer to help illustrate how to memorize spellings quickly using cute animals

If you’d like to know how to easily memorize the spelling of words, there’s a particular memorization strategy you can quickly learn.

Using it, you will associate letters with objects.

But first, let’s look at a related technique that is useful to know about, often called the Number Image Technique or Number Shape System.

When learning how to remember numbers with pictures, they say that cute animals work the best.

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 use this system a fair amount. It works well in combination with the Major Method.

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.

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

D= dog

E = elephant

… and so on.

Assuming you have the whole list from A-Z, you would then use images and actions to help you remember the order of the letters in a word. That way, you will stop making spelling mistakes.

For example, let’s say you need help memorizing the spelling of “toxic.”

If you have Tony Robins sending an owl to someone named Xavier who throws an iguana at a cat, it’s suddenly easier to memorize the spelling.

Throw this sequence of mnemonic imagery into a Memory Palace, and everything will happen for you even faster.

Setting up your alphabet-image system 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.

And you can always use The Freedom Journal to help you rapidly accomplish the goal.

Like this memory technique? Here are some more ways you can improve memory fast.

2 Responses to " How to Easily Memorize The Spelling Of Any Word "

  1. Courtney says:

    Hi, I’m trying out for my English UIL spelling team and was hoping that you’d have some advice on how to memorize the words because there are over a thousand and they’re not easy words. Plus I have to know when a certain word is capitalized or not.

    The language is my native one but the spelling is killer. Please help of you can.

    • Thanks for this, Courtney.

      The Magnetic Memory Method does describe exactly how to memorize this amount of words. In fact, Eldom Clem used it last year to cover 1000 words of Ancient Ethiopic in 6 weeks.

      Have you taken the free video course offered on this site or read How to Learn and Memorize English Vocabulary? Those resources will help and contain all my best advice. All you need to do is follow the steps and you can repeat Eldon’s results and perhaps even with greater speed! 🙂

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