The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161932   Message #3851623
Posted By: Thompson
21-Apr-17 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: How not to forget words?
Subject: RE: How not to forget words?
One trick used by behavioural scientists is to backchain the words - learn the last line first, then last two lines, last three lines, and so on back to the beginning, so you're always working towards strength.

Another is to use unusual images to fix the words in your head:

"Of all the comrades that e'er I had" (your best buddy with a Che beret with Communist star)
"They are sorry for my going away" (your buddy waving his beret as you sail off from the quay)