Friday, 22 May 2009

Memory tips - DOMINIC O'BRIEN'S

The three pillars to learning are
  1. good memory techniques, one memory technique for languages is "gender zones". Visualise feminine nouns such as "la cantina" (cellar) in your home or home town; masculine nouns such as "il campo" (field) elsewhere
  2. speed reading and to improve speed reading, use a pointer such as a pen to trace along the lines as you read
  3. note-taking take effective notes, make mind maps from key words and crystallise original notes down to helpful reminders

If you learn something new, review it within 24 hours to help lodge it in your memory