BACKGROUND power memory, which are let your memory

BACKGROUND DETAILS

BOOK TITLE: HOW TO DEVELOP A SUPER POWER MEMORY

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AUTHOR: HARRY LORAYNE

 

PUBLISHER: GOLDEN BOOKS CENTRE SDN. BHD.

 

YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1992

 

TYPE OF THE BOOK: DOCUMENTARY

 

SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK

            An
accurate and retentive memory is the basis of all business success. Harry
Lorayne’s unique system of memory builders provides a quick and easy remedy for
forgetfulness. There are few ways that help you to develop a super power
memory, which are let your memory become one of your habits, let your memory
become more interest, link method of memory, peg system of memory and others.

 

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ISSUES RAISED IN THE BOOK
WITH THE TOPICS COVER OF THE BOOK IN UNIVERSITY STUDY SKILLS

            The
connection between the book and university study skills is memory. In chapter 4
of the university study skills, we have learned about LEARNING AND MEMORY. This
book can help me understand deeper about this chapter and learn more ways for
memory.

 

MAIN CONTENT

1.         HABIT
IS MEMORY

            All
our knowledge is based on our memories. One strong example should suffice for
the time being–you could not be reading any book if you did not remember the
sounds of the twenty-six letters of your alphabet. The book author believes that
the more you remember, the more you can remember. The memory, in many ways, is
like a muscle. A muscle must be exercised and developed in order to give proper
service and use, so must the memory. Therefore, training memory is very
important. Along with the trained memory you will probably acquire a greater
power of concentration, a purer sense of observation, and perhaps, a stronger
imagination. Because of this, there is no such thing as ultimate forgetting,
traces once impressed upon the memory are indestructible.

 

2.         INTEREST
IN MEMORY

            The
true art of memory is the art of attention. For example, if you required to
read a paragraph very carefully, and you need to answer a list of questions
about this paragraph. Do you think that you can remember all the content and
answer all the questions? In the other hand, if you have a look to the question
before you read the paragraph, do you think that you will able to answer more
question compare to the previous? This is because after you have a look to the
questions, you were interested to the content, and you will pay more attention
about the questions’ content. Because of this, you have better memories for
this. The other example is that do you ever need to take a foreign language at
any of the schools? Do you still remember it? I believe that you will remember
something but not much. However, if you study in a foreign school, I think that
you will learn faster and cannot forget it easily. Why? This is because you
interested on it, and after you train it a period of time, you already use it
as a habit. Seriously, if you are interested in remembering, if you have
confidence that you will remember, you have no need to write everything down.
Therefore, if you want to memorise something, let it become your interest
first.

 

3.         LINK
METHOD OF MEMORY

 Link method is
a method that you should express your imagination. This method trained memory
will consist mostly of ridiculous mental images. Let get some examples, you
should remember all the words given in a short time according to the order,
which are carpet, paper, bottle, bed, fish, chair, window and telephone. So,
how to memorise in a short time? The first and most important step towards your
trained memory. You must now associate or link carpet to, or with, paper. The
association must be as ridiculous as possible. For example, you might picture
the carpet in your home made out of paper. See yourself walking on it, and
actually hearing the paper crinkle under foot. You can picture yourself writing
something on a carpet instead of paper. Either one of these is a ridiculous
picture or association. A sheet of paper lying on a carpet would not make a
good association. It is too logical! Your mental picture must be ridiculous or
illogical. The more ridiculous, the more you can remember. After you have some
idea, close your eyes and start to imagine the picture. The next step is link
the next item into the picture. For example, you might see yourself reading a
gigantic bottle instead of on paper. Or, you might picture a bottle pouring
paper out of its mouth instead of liquid. Pick the association which you think
is most ridiculous and see it in your mind’s eye for a moment. Go without
saying, if you just start to use this method, it might be a bit hard to
imagine, therefore, you must keep practicing to let it work better.

 

4.         HOW
TO TRAIN YOUR OBSERVATION

            Observation
also a very important way to improve your memory. Although the system actually
forces you to observe if you apply to them–your sense of observation can be
strengthened with a little practice. If you are interested in helping your
memory, do not sell observation short. You just cannot remember anything that
you do not observe to begin with. If you want to take the time, it is a simple
matter to strengthen your sense of observation. You can start right now. Take a
piece of paper, and without looking around you, list everything around you.
Then, notice all the things you did not put down on your list, or never really
observed, although you have seen them countless time. Observe them again, and
try to test yourself once more. Do you can list down more? It is because you
try to observe more. Therefore, you need to observe more. Because all of the
memory is based on your observation, so, start to practice your observation
now.

 

5.         IT
PAYS TO REMEMBER SPEECHES, ARTICLES, SCRIPTS AND ANECDOTES

I guess that one of the most embarrassing things that
can happen to a person is to forget a speech while in front of his audience.
So, what should we do to solve this problem? There, in my opinion, lies the
problem. If a speech is memorized word for word, and then a word, here and
there, is forgotten, it surely will not be delivered as it should be. Why
should you have to grope for one particular word? If you can’t think of it, why,
use any other word that serves the same purpose. The people who realised this,
felt that the next best thing would be to simply read the speech. This solve
the problem of forgetting words, until you lose your place on the paper, and
forget what you’re talking about altogether. So, the next step seems to be not
to be prepare at all. However, even if you are well versed in your subject, you
may forget some of the facts you want to speak about. As in the case of the
itinerant preacher who always complained that he made his best speeches on the
way home. All that he had forgotten to tell his listeners came to mind then,
and his horse usually got the best part of the speech. The best way to prepare
a speech is to lay it out thought for thought. Many of the better speakers do
just that. After that, list your key words to lead you for the speech. Select
one word or phrase from these sentences which you think will bring the entire
thought. After you have found the key words for the first thought, find one for
the next thought, and so on. When you are thought with the whole speech, you
will have to list of keys to remind you of each thing you want to say. If you
have the main ideas, the following content, with the help of the key words, you
can have a smooth speech.

 

LESSON LEARNED

1.         PRACTICE
MAKE PERFECT

There are many method and system that may help you in
this book. However, if you don’t practice it, it is just an empty talk. Only
after you keep practicing, you can use the method as a habit. And it comes out
automatically when you want to use it. Just like the link method of memory, it
is hard to use the imagination at first, because you never try it, your brain
doesn’t have any training for this, therefore it is hard to use it, and
sometimes you just give up to use this method although it is very helpful.
However, if you start to use it, after you keep trying, and you have some
concept for it, after a period of time, I believe that you will use it as a
habit and automatically. Therefore, start to practice.

 

2.         TRY
EVERYTHING

Sometimes, you just scared or lazy to try something
new. Many people know the concept, they know that the concept will help them in
the future, however, they just don’t want to try. Sometimes is because of they
scared to change. They already used to the old method or old ways to survive,
and they think that theses is the best and most suitable ways for them, even
though them just never try the new ways. Sometimes, they just lazy to change,
they feel comfortable for using these ways, so they don’t want to change. They
be content with things they are, they not even think about that the new way may
help to improve them. Therefore, start to try everything. Even though you scare
about it, or you don’t think that it will help you in your future, at least you
try, you know what does it feel, and you will learn something new.

 

 

3.         DO NOT
GIVE UP EASILY

            I
believe that the most of the people just give up easily if they met something
hard. They don’t want to continue and try harder but just give up easily.
However, everything are difficult before it become easy. Just like the method
that teach from the book, you may face trouble when you just start to touch it,
however, after you keep trying, try your best and reach your maximum, I believe
that in one day you will success, you can master it. And you can do many things
that you want.

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