You Must Remember This: Easy Tricks & Proven Tips to Never Forget Anything, Ever Again

You Must Remember This: Easy Tricks & Proven Tips to Never Forget Anything, Ever Again

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by Karen Dolby
     
 

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Quick!  Name the planets in the solar system!  Not so easy, is it?  All the facts and scraps of knowledge we’ve learned throughout our education can be forgotten over time, and are often impossible to recall when we need them most (i.e., an intense game of Trivial Pursuit!).  But with You Must Remember This, all those facts and triviaSee more details below

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Quick!  Name the planets in the solar system!  Not so easy, is it?  All the facts and scraps of knowledge we’ve learned throughout our education can be forgotten over time, and are often impossible to recall when we need them most (i.e., an intense game of Trivial Pursuit!).  But with You Must Remember This, all those facts and trivia will come flooding back, for good.  From the beloved master of the color spectrum “Roy G. Biv”, to easy tips to help learn the basics of any language, You Must Remember This is the perfect addition to anyone’s book shelf.  It includes hundreds of handy mnemonics to help you remember a wealth of information:
 
The four oceans of the world:
I Am A Person
 
The presidential heads carved on Mount Rushmore:
We Just Like Rushmore
 
And of course, those planets (sans Pluto):
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles
 
Whether you want to remember fact, poems, or speeches, or just learn how to remember daily errands without being so dependent on lists, this book is for you. Discover techniques used by memory experts, how actors learn their lines, and how your brain works to store memories.  Both an invaluable collection of memory tricks and a fascinating look at the workings of our memory, You Must Remember This is the perfect resource to ensure that you'll never be short of memory again!


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Publishers Weekly
While they may not help us find our keys, Dobly believes that the mnemonic techniques and other "memory systems" are key to recalling information. Rhymes, diagrams, acronyms, and onomatopoeia are often used by actors and public speakers to learn and remember lines, and Dolby provides a wealth of such tools to help readers with everything from remembering a name to learning a foreign language to memorizing Shakespeare, which is much more involved than spending hours pouring over the play; "Increasingly evidence suggests that memory is not just a mental process but something that involves the whole body," she finds. Though she believes wholeheartedly in the power of mnemonics, Dolby also includes a survey of other "memory systems," such as Peg, Major, and Loci, "used by memory masters" and explains how readers should pursue these systems if interested. Though her focus is ultimately narrow – mnemonics and mnemonics alone – Dolby's guide will appeal most to those already interested in the subject; the casual forgetter may leave more frustrated than stimulated. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307716279
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,026,581
File size:
4 MB

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