Creating images

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#1 4 January, 2017 - 08:32
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Creating images


Hi everyone, I've been reading on this forum for a while but today finally decided to create an account and be able to participate!

I've been improving my memory but I seem to have trouble with creating images fast, whenever I'm reading a text and want to create images I usually take so much time thinking about what to make up, like 1 or 2 minutes per concept sometimes.

Do you guys have any tips/software/ways to practice that could help me with converting concepts to images? Maybe I just lack imagination?

Thanks!

4 January, 2017 - 11:28
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Hi and welcome to this site,
Taking 1. or 2 min to create images is really faster, try creating crazy image relating to the text... Just think of the scene, you are the director and textbook is your scene....You would definitely make images.
Hope it helps

5 January, 2017 - 00:31
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I seem to have trouble with creating images fast, whenever I'm reading a text and want to create images I usually take so much time thinking about what to make up, like 1 or 2 minutes per concept sometimes.

How long have you been practicing? It should get faster over time.

If you post a few examples of things that don't have obvious images, we could brainstorm some ideas.

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Do you guys have any tips/software/ways to practice that could help me with converting concepts to images?

We have some memory training tools, including some random word generators and Memory League's random word script where you can compete with other users in real time.

5 January, 2017 - 04:32
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1-2 minutes really isn't that long, so congrats on that!

To get faster, just practice. I've been trying the Memory League software Josh mentioned yesterday and today and it's worth looking at. The time pressure positively forces you to come up with images faster.

Other things that have helped me get faster include:

* Not trying to see images - just thing about them conceptually/linguistically

* Look at lots of art

* Pay attention to imagery in movies/series

* Be more active in imagining what novelists write (instead of just reading for plot)

Hope those pointers help! :)

2 February, 2017 - 18:09
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I'm sorry for the late reply, thank you for all your answers, I'll try your tips!

Thank you for your suggestion Josh, I can create images even for hard concepts my problem is the time it takes!
But from all this feedback I guess you guys are right and it's just lack of practice, I have been so used to reading academic and other texts just for the sake of reading, forgetting 90% of the content in the next minute, that I find it very hard now to pay attention and "waste" time creating images while I read.

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