How long should you wait before applying techniques?

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#1 9 January, 2017 - 19:21
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How long should you wait before applying techniques?


Hello everyone!

This is less of a question and more of a launching point for a discussion of how long you think that one should practice the fundamentals of memory techniques before starting to use them for school/learning

I personally believe that one should practice as they should perform. following that logic I believe that one should begin using mnemonic techniques towards whatever applications they intend them for. that said, I believe that the fundamentals should always be practice to promote mastery.

Any opinions and discussions welcome!

10 January, 2017 - 22:03
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I think it's good to jump right in and experiment with the techniques. Analysis paralysis is a real danger. :)

11 January, 2017 - 04:08
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I agree with Josh there, the best way is to start with it immediately.

This also helps you learn how to use mnemonics for what you need it for right away,

25 January, 2017 - 02:24
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Agreed. I'm very much a beginner when it comes to this stuff but I've managed to use the Dominic system and journey method to memorise a few things that were giving me problems before. I wish I'd started with these techniques a long time ago.

25 January, 2017 - 03:47
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Definitely learn by doing. You can't fish until you're in the boat and have the rod in your hands. :)

25 January, 2017 - 14:41
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Update! It has been around two weeks and I have been striving to use the techniques to remember various things with great success. Just yesterday I remembered the six trigonometric functions about half the time it would have taken to memorize them by rote. I am completely satisfied with my decision to jump right into using the techniques despite going back to college being rather hectic. So thank you to all the people who gave me the grand advice to, in the immortal words of shia labeouf, JUST DO IT!

25 January, 2017 - 16:00
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Update! It has been around two weeks and I have been striving to use the techniques to remember various things with great success.

Great! :)

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