Here’s a quick tip:
If you haven’t already got a dictionary of your target language in your smartphone, why not pick one up? There are plenty of free ones out there. http://en.bab.la/ has a bunch of free ones for iPhone, for instance.
Anyhow, I thought about it as I was wandering the streets this morning. I heard a word I didn’t recognize, whipped out my phone, looked it up and then popped it into my Memory Palace for the letter ‘G’ using a zany image that lets me reconstruct its meaning and its sound.
Fast, effective and fun.
And of course, it worked so well because I had taken the time to carefully predetermine and plan a Memory Palace for each and every letter of the alphabet.
It only took a couple of hours.
With the help of the mobile dictionary in my smartphone, there isn’t a word out there my mind can’t own.
Until next time, tell someone what you’ve learned about memorization. Teaching a skill is one of the best ways to learn it and helping people improve their memory is one of the best ways we can make the world a better place. The more we remember, the more we can remember. And the more we learn, the more we can learn.