In this video, I show you how you can use Excel files to store your Memory Palace journeys and the information you place there in order to easily, effortless and elegantly perform “recall rehearsal” without going back to the hammer of rote learning ever again. Wouldn’t it be nice to use the power of your imagination for a change? 🙂
Before you go …
I’ve got some special Magnetic Memory Method Worksheets that will help you create a large number of Memory Palaces structured around the alphabet. Download them here.
And for a completely different take on how to use Excel files as part of your language learning experience, check out what my friend Olly Richards has to say.
I’m currently reading your book on memorizing Spanish words. Very helpful. However, I could use some help on how to set up the excel tracking sheet. Right now, I’m creating 27 “Palaces” to go along with the 27 letters of the alphabet. Whew, lots of work. If I put 20 stations in each Palace, that’s 540 words. Is that realistic? Or am I setting myself up for failure?
Ha… never mind, your video answered it.
Thanks for watching the video, James, and for your comment.
This can feel like a lot of work in the beginning, but that’s often because people have rusty mental rotation and spatial representation skills.
I do not believe you’re setting yourself up for failure. You’re creating a learning experience.
I’d advise you to start smaller, however. 10 stations per Memory Palace is probably the better strategy, and there is nothing wrong with starting with just one word in one room.
This is a marathon and not a race. Enjoy the journey and never worry about failure. Treat it all as a learning experiment and the experience will unfold wonderfully.