The Memory Course

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Course Description

[Update April 18 from Kim: In an effort to give full disclosure to future students I'd like to let you know that I'm undergoing treatment for Stage 4 Lymphoma. I hope and aim to make a full recovery by next year! This means I'm not able to participate as an instructor as much as I'd like to but students have excellent reviews of my courses and ask surprisingly few questions - I hope that means that my courses are complete enough without needing lots of clarification. Please remember there is a money back guarantee so if you purchase my course then decide you would need more instructor input you can utilise that feature. So remember life is short - take the course - learn the skills - make the move - do the thing - eat the cake - and remember to always check that what you are doing makes you happy!]

The Memory Palace technique, AKA the Method of Loci is a very powerful tool for us mortal humans to learn vast amounts of facts, figures, lists and words that seem impossible. This course guides you to be able to use the Method of Loci by building your own imaginary journey and associating memorable images with each place.

You don't need to have an amazing memory like Rain Man and you don't need to take hours reciting - you just need the ability to visualise and the willingness to learn!

We'll actually apply the method by memorising Asia's countries and their capitals in alphabetical order. At the end you'll be able to reel off the countries and their capitals forwards, and often backwards too! You'll know that Azerbaijan's capital is Baku and that South Korea's capital is Seoul - without Googling it!

We'll look at applying this method to anything you want to memorise in the future, and discuss how creating a memorised list becomes a 'frame' that future learning can be built upon - memorising a structure within a subject makes learning the rest of that subject easier and more interesting.

I've built this course using pictures and occasional animations to help the memorable visualisations stick in your head easier, and I've provided links to supplementary information should you wish to further your learning both for the geography element and the Method of Loci technique, BUT I've deliberately kept the course quite short in time - I want you to see how quickly you can memorise things and I want you to have more time to go out afterwards and apply your new memorising technique.

Heres the course outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Discuss the Method of Loci
  3. Lets create our first Memory Palace journey
  4. Mapping out our journey (you will need paper and pens)
  5. Asia - Afghanistan to Indonesia
  6. Recap
  7. Asia - Iran to North Korea
  8. Recap
  9. Test yourself
  10. Create an additional stage to our Memory Palace journey
  11. Asia - South Korea to Pakistan
  12. Recap
  13. Test yourself
  14. Asia - Philippines to Saudi Arabia
  15. Create the last stage to this Memory Palace Journey
  16. Asia - Singapore to Yemen
  17. Recap
  18. Test Yourself
  19. Using your new memorised information as a frame for learning
  20. Creating more Memory Palace journeys

I can't wait to help you to learn this amazing, powerful technique. It will change your life!

Who this course is for:

  • people who desire to add to their available techniques to apply to learning
  • people who are happy to try new things, including visualisation
  • people who speak English as their first language, or who are extremely fluent
  • people who are not offended by cliches, stereotypes and imagery that is in poor taste, as this is used in the course as a recognised memory aid

Course content

5 sections • 33 lectures • 3h 2m total length