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Suggestions for things to memorize

Started this discussion. Last reply by Micah Jul 9, 2013. 9 Replies

So we all know that memorization is under valued in this day and age, and I want to improve my mental knowledge base. What things do you think are worth memorizing? I'm thinking of starting with the…Continue

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Micah replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"Michael, Rob and the others gave some pretty good suggestions.  If you'd like to add some patriotic/citizenship pieces to your arsenal, MemoryTyper.com has a "Freedom in America: 41 Things Every American Should Know" page…"
Jul 9, 2013
Rob replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"Good for you. Man after my own heart. Go to memrise.com. I suggest starting with...mnemonic peg systems...if you don't already know several. You'll also need to learn HOW to use them. This book could help: The memory book: the…"
Jul 1, 2013
Steve Barraza replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"Beginning when I was six years old, my father began teaching me 42 prepositions of the English language (there were 42 at the time). In lieu of bedtime stories, I memorized three per night. I was given the next three after I could recite everything…"
Jul 1, 2013
Michael replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"How to Memorize Facts That professor has an awesome grasp on learning. That being said, what to memorize? Daily: Enough relevant as well as trivial news to keep you conversational. Long term: Anythign you consider deeply impactful of your…"
Jun 30, 2013
Brown Fox replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"Memorization is not undervalued, it's just not done much anymore. Studies have shown that the older you are, the better you are at memorizing things. Why? Us old farts didn't have electronic devices that could store information. I've…"
Jun 30, 2013
Will replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"How do we know that memorization is undervalued?  I don't know this.  We have books.  Why memorize for the sake of memorizing?  That's sort of like saying, I need to solve a personal problem -- can anybody give me…"
Jun 30, 2013
Native Son replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"What is worth memorizing falls into two extremely broad categories. First, that which is useful...you don't want to be the person with the hundred PostIt notes at work because you haven't memorized anything. This includes things that are…"
Jun 30, 2013
Brown Fox replied to jggiles's discussion Suggestions for things to memorize
"I'd start with your favorite poems or song lyrics. It will be more entertaining for you and an easier way to get started. That is, unless you have a passion for history, then the presidents would be right up your line."
Jun 29, 2013
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Suggestions for things to memorize

So we all know that memorization is under valued in this day and age, and I want to improve my mental knowledge base. What things do you think are worth memorizing? I'm thinking of starting with the presidents, maybe a very basic timeline of world events, etc.  See More
Jun 29, 2013
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