We would all like the ability to learn quickly and effectively. For some it comes naturally, not only being able to learn something, but also to recall certain key facts. Just imagine that someone woke you during your most deep sleep, to ask you a question. Lets just say that you were able to answer that query without so much hesitation, other than being woken up.
If that was the case it would have meant that you have not only learned the fact, but you were able to recall it. This is one clear application being applied to recall facts. This could easily be something formal such as an examination. One way you can do this to try and relate a piece of existing information in your memory. There are lots of examples that you might want to learn something quickly. It doesn’t have to be confined to the classroom.
You might want to remember someone’s name. After all, there is nothing more embarrassing than not being able to remember someone’s name. If you ever met that person again, it would be so impressive if you could recall their name. One way you could do this is to relate their name to someone with a similar name.
Sometimes we try to do this subconsciously. Comparing similar words which are more familiar, can actually help you remember something that may be less familiar. Of course, this could also work for many kinds of words, particularly terminology that is much less familiar to you.
Often you might be in a situation where you have to remember a name of a person or even a word that which you have never come across before. This could easily be a name you have never encountered before or a specific word you have never encountered before.
As well as trying to remember the world comparatively, there are others ways too. Certainly if the word is rather long, you might want to try a different method. Instead try to break the word down. This would make the word much easier to remember, as you would be trying to remember the word in sections.
Another method is a more visual approach. Certainly in the case of someone’s name you might want to try and relate the name or word to someone’s appearance. Although it might be wise to keep your technique to yourself as it could be deemed offensive to others.
Then of course we have significant dates that we need to remember. We have all been guilty of forgetting the odd birthday or anniversary. To help remember these key dates you could try a similar technique as with the names.
Perhaps try to relate the dates to something significant. The event might fall on the same day as something else significant. If you are familiar with astrology you could even use the zodiac to help you remember key dates. This of course is ideal for birthdays, but also other anniversaries.