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-easy strategy is guaranteed to raise your class rank - one-full-grade. Your exam scores will improve up to 37%, and your opportunity for a scholarship doubles. Works for executives too. Why? It¶s because Memory is Everything. It¶s the secret to academic success, right? V-A-K V stands for ³Vision´, you have to see what you want to remember. A stands for ³Auditory´, you must hear the word or phrase you want to recall. K stands for ³Kinesthetic´, a fancy name for your sense of touch, (feeling, tactile). When you use a pen or type with your word-processor, you activate your sense of touch to double your memory, you must ³feel´ the word or phrase. Handy-Hand Strategy 1. If you are a lefty, use the index-finger of your left-hand to trace the word or phrase you want to permanently remember in the palm of your right-hand. For righties, use your right-index-finger to trace in the palm of your left-hand. 2. Before we start we must mentally announce our memory intention, and get the cooperation of your Inner-Child. Who is he/she? Another name is your Self-Talk, Stream-of-Consciousness, Internal-Dialogue, and Subvocalization. Your Inner-Child is the ³still, small voice´ within - that you hear mentally when you are reading. When you ask yourself, ³Should I take an umbrella?´, who are you talking to? It¶s your Inner-Child that sends you an answer (intuition). 3. Here¶s what you do. Close your eyes and instantly go into Alpha (relaxation). ³I want to talk to my Inner-Child (call it by your nick-name or Kiddo). We are going to play a little game. Help me. I want to permanently remember this word (phrase). Please play with me.´ That¶s all there is to it. You have created Attention-Interest-Desire in your own brain. Now we use V-A-K to make Handy-Hand work. You have the strength of your three-power senses for long-term memory. 4. Example: Occum¶s Razor I just cannot remember the phrase Occum¶s Razor, the law of parsimony. It refers to using the simplest approach ± Keep-It-Simple-Stupid. We have the help of our Inner-Child, but he/she needs clues to remember. It comes from using multi-senses.
a. Mentally ± say in your mind, Occum¶s Razor three-times (3x). If you are alone you can say the two-words out-loud 3x. Repeat the words with feeling, like you intend to learn them permanently. Your intention to remember - is everything. b. Notice that whether you repeat the two-words ³mentally¶ or aloud, you involve Your sense of hearing ± Auditory sense. You hear - Occum¶s Razor (3x). c. Trace the two-words, Occum¶s Razor in the palm of your passive hand using your dominant index-finger. So What? You are using your Visual Sense by seeing the words asyou trace them. You see them in your ³mind¶s eye´ and with your physical Visual Cortex. d. Tracing the words Occum¶s Razor in you other hand is a physical act that triggers your powerful sense of touch (kinesthetic). You feel yourself tracing the words to be memorized. That¶s Kinesthetic. e. Ask yourself (Inner-Child), ³Kiddo, what does Occum¶s Razor remind me of? What does it sound like? What pictures (mental-images) come into my mind when I think of the two-words ± Occum¶s Razor? Wait two-seconds for an answer, it will come immediately. I get a mental-image of of my Gillette Fusion Razor. I use it daily, and see myself shaving with the Razor. That¶s all I need because I am linking something new, ³Occum¶s Razor´, with Something ³old´ in my long-term memory. Gillette Razor to Occum¶s Razor, right? What about a rhyme for ³Occum´? Dock-em, Hock-em, Lock-em, and Sock-Em. The last one is very visual, I see a prize-fight and a lot of Rock-Em and Sock-Em. Okay, I repeat 3x the rhythm reminder for Occum. µSock-Em, Sock-Em, Sock-Em.´ That¶s baby-easy, I can visualize-mentally, and even feel ± µSock-Em.¶ Now I link them together, ³Sock-Em, Occum!´. Now I add ³Razor´, my own Gillette razor, the one I shave with daily. Fact: I will never forget the two-words, Occum¶s Razor. f. Last thing, I must show my appreciation to my Inner-Child. ³Thanks for playing the word-game with me. Is there anything I can do for you? A picture of a Hershey candy-bar comes to mind. ³How about a diet Pepsi, or a sweet fruit, I want to lose five-pounds?´ I hear the µstill, small voice¶ echo, ³OK´. Endwords Your Inner-Child wants to play games all the time. He/she is available 24/7 to to help you learn, remember or discover creative ways to improving. Just ask in a nice way, and he/she will play with you. Want a new relationship, a promotion/raise in your career, lose-five-pounds?
It¶s doable, just ask him/her for help by playing a game. Here, you have an excellent memory strategy. It will get you better grades, and career success. Ask your Inner-Child, and use Handy-Hand-Memory to permanently Learn new vocabulary, phrases or creative ideas. Memory: Use-it-or-Lose-it. See ya, Copyright © 2011, H. Bernard Wechsler ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------