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Think Every Day, and Remember

What would happen if you set aside a single half hour every day to think?

How Flashcards Fail: Confessions of a Tired Memory Guy

You can use flashcards and spaced repetition to memorize almost anything – so why did I come to hate my reviews? Explore the dark side of this amazing memory system.

Memorize an 'Entire' Book: Make the Good Parts into Flashcards

If you want to keep what you read, the first step is to collect the parts you want to memorize as you read. After you finish the book, you make those parts into memorable flashcards. Here’s how.

Memorize an 'Entire' Book: Collecting the Important Parts

If you want to keep what you read, you have to collect it into your flashcard system. This is extra work. How do you flag the important parts of what you read, without turning reading relaxation into study time?

Memorize an 'Entire' Book: Choose the good parts

You could memorize any book if you really wanted to. Word for word. But unless you’re learning a text, like the Bible or poetry, you don’t need every word. You just need all the important parts. That’s much easier. Like, months of your life easier. The tough part isn’t even the memorizing. It’s choosing which parts to learn. I’ll say that again. The hard part of memorizing an “entire” book isn’t the memorizing.