By recalling something you already know and making a link
to the "brain file" that contains that information, you should be able
to remember new information more efficiently. Ask yourself:
How do you remember: your pin number? your telephone number?
where you parked your car? your instructors name? the name of the person
you just met?
Is this like something I already know?
Is the number similar?
Is the sound similar?
Can I use it for something similar?
If I were filing it in my brain "filing cabinet", it there
an existing file I can use instead of creating a new one?
You can probably see that the memory principles are
interrelated. When you use the principle of association, you will probably
want to use such principles as visualization, interest, meaningful organization
and intent to remember in addition..
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