Maya's category PAO system

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#1 10 May, 2016 - 04:13
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Maya's category PAO system


Over the past few months, I have had a few people asking me about my PAO system, as they were stuck or needed inspiration for making theirs. I decided to make it a forum post, so everyone can draw inspiration from it ^^

As mentioned, it is a category system, there are 5 categories, each devided into 2 subcategories.

Categories
00-19 - TV series
00-09 - 'Fringe' Characters
10-19 - 'Sherlock'

20-39 - Anime Character
20-29 - One Piece Characters
30-39 - Fairy Tail Characters

40-59 - Superheroes/villains
40-49 - Marvel
50-59 - DC

60-79 - Star Wars Characters (When I made the system, there were 6 SW movies, with a 7th coming. So 60 and 70)
60-69 - "Good"
70-79 - "Evil"
(Focussing further on the actual story of Star Wars, it gets clear that there is no good/evil, but that is the best distinguishable terms I can find for it currently)

80-99 - Famous People
80-89 - Celebrities
90-99 - Historic People

Each number has some associative connection with the person, as soon as I am home I will post a link to a google docs file that contains all the numbers 00 to 99, the persons, the associations, the actions and the objects.

The list:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_NTQCYPJK-XqzEFTr9WngMjQtNrkaYx4...

Note: some numbers have no reason for the person attached, it just felt right. Also, the reasons for associating a person with a number vary a lot. this is no problem for me though it might for others. Also, some actions might look similar. I really think in images so sometimes it is hard to find a word that describes it well. If you are confused, do tell!

10 May, 2016 - 21:37
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Thank You. This helps.

12 May, 2016 - 03:27
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Thanks Maya ..this is a great system as it help me associate much faster than using other System like Dominic / Major as i dont have think what a number stand for . Also the charcter and number have such strong connection that it pop up without any effort ..For Eg: my 10 character is Ben 10 , this was my fav cartoon character growing up so it make the image much more stronger and lasting ...
but even when i use this method it left a lot of gap in my set because i dont have characters to associate with every number from 00-99 ..
how did u filled those gaps ??? do u use Major or Dominc system to Aid filling those gap or u use something else

13 May, 2016 - 03:24
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The list of my PAO system is posted :)

@ Alpha
I will try to answer your question later today ^^ I prefer not to answer questions in a haste, but rather take my time to write a good answer :)

13 May, 2016 - 08:54
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how did u filled those gaps ??? do u use Major or Dominc system to Aid filling those gap or u use something else

As shown in the link I posted in the first post, I worked with a dozen kinds of connections. Which already gave me a lot of images to work with.

There were a few spots that were still empty, around 5 or 10 or so. I just thought of someone withing that category that I would like to have in my system, which I just put there. After some practice, it doesn't matter if the image and number have a connection or not, as the number becomes the image. You could even make a full system with 100 images without any number-image connections if you wanted to.

13 May, 2016 - 23:09
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In the notes you have how it's easier to remember, I presume for our sake. However, since it's your particular PAO, I was wondering did those notes help you when you were learning and internalizing it? Or, do you think if it had a more random structure (like mine currently does lol), it would just be a matter of practicing it? Or, even after internalizing it, are your notes still relevant to you?

14 May, 2016 - 03:08
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The notes were useful for learning the images, though now I no longer use them myself. for example the hulk (46), I imagined his right arm to be a 6. When I needed to find the image for 46, I went to the marvel superheroes and looked for the one with a 6 somewhere. When I couldn't remember anymore, I just grabbed my list and recreated the image until it stuck ^^

14 May, 2016 - 10:55
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Thanks so much maya for the Doc and respond ..
and yeah i get when u say the number become the image itself . although i havnt completed all images for 00-99 i still have a couple of gaps the one i assinged them are so strong the image literally flash before me when i see the number ! While reading the memory book the process seems like it might take ages as i need to remember the image and the number it stand for and place it in journey but in practical the process is lighting fast as i dont have to think what letter represent which number and encode it to image ,because using this method the image itelf become the number ... I am astonished how easy it is to remember what all those section of laws means .I read through my law book like usual and by the end of it i can remember what every section of sale law is and the best part is it hardly take any effort . it used to take me weeks to remember this kind of information and even then the recall wasnt gurantee with all the pressure in the exam hall.and nw!! To think how natural this feels even though im doing it for less than a month !! u r the best maya

26 May, 2016 - 02:05
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u r the best maya

I will soooo frame the quote and hang it on the wall :P

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