Memorise entire novel

In 6 weeks I am booked for a full recital of Candide by Voltaire, in the original French. I'm already reciting the novel in the 4 hour - 4 and half hour time suitable for a fluent recital.
The venue is The Pond in Edinburgh at the performance begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be finished by 10:30 p.m. at the latest. Everyone is welcome. There are 3 nights booked, the 4th, the 7th and the 9th.
It has taken a few years to get here from a standing start and not having any French to speak of.
Wish me luck.
I intend to launch a crowd funder from the first night

Chinese primary education: the survival of the fittest

The education system of China is bifurcated into various levels, about 3 years of kindergarten, 6 years of primary school and lastly, 3 years of secondary education.

The same is further followed by few years of higher education.

There are local education authorities and even private enterprises that generally run kindergarten and primary schools.

A typical school year in China comprises two semesters and runs from the month of September to July.


My experience at the 2018 USA Memory Championship Qualifying Round


After my dismal performance in my first USA Memory Championship in 2016, where I finished 35th, but had a great time and met a lot of great people, I knew I had to redeem myself. There was no 2017 competition, as the organizers were busy overhauling the way the championship worked, but I was excited to head back this year and give it another shot.

So this is a long time coming

So recently,

I got accepted into the University of Tokyo's Masters Program.
Apparently, what I did here caught their attention.
I took that super difficult test and they were impressed about how far I came.
I can't explain how happy I am.

But with all things in life, they can't end there.
I have double the time I had at that time.
I now want to learn all of the words that I didn't know, up to the ten thousand required for the same test.
With this goal in mind, I will proceed in the same manner I mentioned before.

How to Use Memory Palaces in Medical School | Anatomy: The Facial Nerve

In this 20-minute video, I walk through how I memorized the entire facial nerve (cranial nerve VII) using a memory palace. The facial nerve is a key player in neuroanatomy and pops up repeatedly during gross anatomy in medical school. I explain how I capture the nuclei, branches, and key practical points in an efficient way.

This video covers: palace selection, loci selection, image creation, deciding what to encode, Anki card creation, writing mnemonics, reviewing mnemonics.

The IGMP method for text memorization

The IGMP method stands for Information Generated Memory Palace. I use it mainly for memorizing text and particularly Bible verses. It's main benefit is that you create a memory palace on the fly from the information you need to memorize, without having to imagine a lot apart from how to convert words into images.

OK, enough of me talking :) Here is the method:

100 System

I finished my number sister back in December but it took me several weeks to memorize, primarily since I was busy with school. I finished first week of Winter Break and finally began putting it into practice this week. Using the number training on Memory League, I hit level 5, although my average is somewhere more along 20 #/min. Improvised a couple memory palaces in order to memorize better in order to achieve this.

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