Memory Improvement Techniques- introduction

Avoid frustrating memory loss. Retain and recall more information.

It’s a classic situation – you meet someone new, and then moments later you’ve forgotten their name! Names, passwords, pin and telephone numbers… the list is endless – with so much to memorize is it really possible to improve how much you can remember?

The good news is “yes”! Just like every muscle in your body, the adage “use it or lose it” applies, so the more you exercise your brain, the more you will remember.

Practice the memory techniques below and improve your recall of information, increase the speed with which you can learn, remember detailed, structured information and, yes, new names too!

The first article explains the use of memory techniques (“mnemonics”). The articles then move on to discuss useful tools to increase memory retention and then finish by looking at how to use these skills in practice. To read articles in sequence, click “Next article” at the bottom of the page and for other useful links, see the suggested extension resources below.

Enjoy reading these articles!

Memory Techniques – Start Here!

Remembering a Simple List – The Link Method and Story Method

Remembering Ordered Lists – The Number/Rhyme Mnemonic

Remembering Ordered Lists – The Number/Shape Mnemonic

Remembering Middle Length Lists – The Alphabet Technique

Remembering Long Lists – The Journey System

Remembering Grouped Information – The Roman Room System
Remembering Very Long Numbers – The Major System
Using Concept Maps to Remember Structured Information
Memory Games – Have fun while you improve your memory
How to… Learn a Foreign Language
How to… Remember Information for Exams
How to… Remember People’s Names
How to… Remember Lists and Long Numbers

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