Steel Trap Speech Memory

Many people like to help themselves remember information by making up a rhyme for it. While the Rhyme Technique requires a lot of creative energy and a certain talent, all students who like it really take to it. They find it fun to make up rhymes and, let’s face it, if something is fun, you’re more likely to repeat it. How does the Rhyme Technique work? Let’s take the recipe list from above again, only this time let’s try to learn it using this technique:

chicken
chicken broth
wild rice
dried apples
walnuts
salt
pepper

Here’s a rhyme to help you remember this list of ingredients:

“Oh, the chicken swam into the broth.
The rice brewed wildly.
The apples dried on walnut husks on the salt and pepper sea.”

If you are musically inclined, you may even find you like to give your rhymes a little tune. Some students who are musicians or composers enjoy the Rhyme Technique. While it may seem complicated, make sure to try it. Maybe you’ll uncover an unknown talent!

Okay, you try. Work out a list of high technology items:

CD
Core 2 Duo Processor
2 GB RAM
Nividia GeForce 8000 video
LAN
Wireless N Wi Fi access
Built In IR
Built In Bluetooth
128 GB Hard disk drive
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate Operating System
Genuine MS Office 2007 software
Laser mouse (A4 Tech)
Four USB Ports
Epson R230 Color Photo Printer
Scanner
Webcam

Wheew, quite a list, eh? But believe me, a rhyme will make everything fall into place… particularly if the rhyme is silly!

Think back to your growing years. What do you remember? Often its the weird, silly, crazy, and emotionally charged pictures that stick to the mind. You see, your brain has a natural aptitude for the unordinary. The trick therefore is to build lists that stick out so that they stick in.

Go ahead, give your list a shot! The funkier the better.

Good luck!