If it weren’t for the fact that reading is the absolute underpinning of every other study skill, I could make a pretty strong case that spending time improving your memory would deliver the most “study bang” for the buck. It doesn’t matter how rapidly you whiz through your textbooks if you can’t even remember the subject you just studied five minutes later. Getting organized is essential, but not too effective if you always forget to carry your calendar and regularly turn in homework assignments late. And, of course, spending hours searching high and low for keys, glasses, and other essentials isn’t exactly the most efficient way to start your study day.
As important as they are, basic memory techniques are the study ingredients least likely to be taught in schools, even in a study skills course. So while the better schools and teachers might help you with reading, writing, organizing, and test strategies, far too many of them will “forget” to help you with your memory…or to find your glasses, keys, etc.
This small book will give you so many easy ways to remember more, you’ll wonder why you didn’t become a “memorist” years ago.
My readers are far more varied than I ever expected. A number of you are students, not just the high school students I always thought were my readers, but also college students, who are making up for study skills you missed in high school, and junior high school students, who are trying to master these study skills early in your school career to maximize your opportunities for success.
Some readers are adults returning to school who have figured out that if you can learn now what your teachers never taught you the first time around, you will do better in your careers. Wouldn’t it be great to recall without notes the key points you want to make in your presentation, or remember the names of all the potential new clients you just met at a cocktail party?
All too many of you are parents with the same lament: “How do I get Jill to do better in school? She can’t remember my birthday, let alone when her next trigonometry test is.”
If you are still in high school, you will have no problem with the language and format of this book—its relatively short sentences and paragraphs, humorous (hopefully) headings and subheadings, and reasonable but certainly not outrageous vocabulary. I wrote it with you in mind!
Chapter 1: Start Your Memory Banks
Chapter 2: And Now for a Little Quiz
Chapter 3: Roy G. Biv and Friends
Chapter 4: Reading and Remembering
Chapter 5: One Chapter to a Better Vocabulary
Chapter 6: Taking Notes to Remember Text
Chapter 7: Rembring How too Spel Gud
Chapter 8: Remembering Numbers the Mnemonic Way
Chapter 9: Remembering Names and Faces
Chapter 10: Let’s Not Forget ADD
Chapter 11: Test Your Progress
Size: 1.41 Mb
Free download ebook IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY by Ron Fry – 6th ed.