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March 26th, 2012
05:37 PM ET

A Masterful Memory

He hears numbers, turns them into pictures in his mind, turns those pictures into a story...and then walks back through the story, remembering incredible amounts of numbers in the order he heard them.  It's a method of training for a man with a masterful memory, and it has helped him win the U.S. memory championships.

For me, a former writer, I find that writing anything down (or even typing it) helps me remember.  Repetition also plays a part:  I'll sometimes take a script, read it through a few times, and focus on the most important phrases of each sentence.  Then, when I step in front of the camera, I'll have the paragraph in my head.

What are the methods to your memory?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Rose

    I find that repetition really helps. Another way I use is to take a simple song like twinkle twinkle or just a random melody and put the thing I'm trying to memorize to it. I also think that writing/typing helps as well as nemonic devices.

    March 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • nina

      I FIND THAT SLEEPING WHILE LISTEN RECORDED INFORMATION AS WELL AS STUDYING WILL HELP WITH BRAIN MEMORIZATION.

      March 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
      • Emma

        I think that's a good idea.

        March 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
      • dante

        i arggree with you but what about studing and writting it down and study it

        March 28, 2012 at 7:17 am |
      • Juanito

        I think you should just read the paper alot so that all of it is stuck in your head. Thats what got me my diploma.... but no college acceptance.

        March 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Erick

      My method of memorizing things is by my room. I try to connect it with everything in my room that i have. Everything in my room is lady gaga (BECAUSE IM HER BIGGEST FAN) and i connect it with a song or outfit she has done and it makes memorization fun for me! thats how i get the A's At my school!

      March 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • Dyan

      I remember things from my helpful freinds remind me.I think some people multi-task more than listen.

      March 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  2. Soepot

    I read things over and over again. Then I highlight the important things.This helps me to recognize the important information.

    March 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  3. Karlee

    Repetition usually helps and writing/typing it helps even more. I usually only have to sing a song once to know the chorus of it. I think this is really cool for a man to be able to do this.

    March 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  4. Pachas

    Music. For reasons unknown, I can memorize how a rythm or tune sounds after hearing it just a few times, and keep it in my memory for a long time. But I can't memorize anything else for longer than a day.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  5. Glieb

    I just write it on a paper and keep it in a visible place

    March 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  6. Nick

    My methods to my memory is almost the same as yours, but slightly different. I focus on what I am trying to memorize and read all of it thoroughly. So, take Theatre for example when I have to memorize the lines for my role, I read the entire play. So when the act is on, I can hear and mentally read myself through the play and know what and when to say.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  7. Nicole

    What helps me memorize things is I will write notes to myself and put them in the places I look the most. I've put notes to remember to do my homework on my stereo and notes to remember when an important test is coming up on the cover of whatever book i'm reading at the time. I find it easiest to write notes to myself and put them in the most obvious places. It's helped me a lot.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  8. Michael

    My remembering method has to do with repetition. If I need to memorize something I repeat it in my head many times until I remember it.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  9. Colton

    I think its pretty neat that he can remember all that. It made me think he loves his grandma very much if she inspired him to accomplish this

    March 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  10. Quinlan

    What I do to memorize is I read it forwards and backwards, then I pretty much do that a couple of times and then I know it.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  11. Cody

    I read things several times before I can memorize them. Sometimes it takes me days, other times hours, and sometimes just a few minutes. No matter what amount of time, I have to focus really hard in order to do it right.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  12. Maher

    I repeat things once or twice, and then I say it with out the thing i'm reading out of. I think repeating is a big part of memorization.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  13. William

    When I'm remembering vocab words, I associate an interesting scene with the word to remember.
    If that doesn't work I repeat it over and over again until I remember.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  14. Jacob

    I forget things a lot and I write them down in a special place so I dont lose it. I can't imagine doing it al in my head.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  15. Albert

    I use the repetition way

    March 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  16. Kayden

    I like to use the repetition way, and like to repeat

    March 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  17. Wyatt

    I really like to use the repetition way, I repeat the sentence/word/number at least 3 times. I sometimes like to read sentences.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  18. Marla

    I always make it into a funnny story. Like remembering the groceries... Mom needs bananas to feed to her monkey that rides a bologna eating water buffalo.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  19. Hannah

    I I will study over and over and ill pay closer attention in class so i want have to go over it again with the teacher.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  20. jesse

    With me I have to have visuals right in front of me. If I can’t see what I’m trying to remember then it’s all a blur. I’m not good with memorizing words. I also prefer hands on items if possible. Reading is not my strong point so if I read something even if I repeat it most likely it won’t stick. Maybe if I did it 50 times then we would get somewhere! But if I can see it or touch it then I’m more likely to remember what I need to.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  21. Julia

    I usually take looks at a spelling list that I'm told to study, let's say, and when I have it embedded in my mind, and the test comes, I know the words on the list.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  22. Caleb

    I usually repeat little sections at a time of something big until have that part down. Then I keep adding on more sections until I have it perfectly memorized.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  23. David

    I just throw something on the ground and when I wake up, I ask, why is that thing on the ground. Then I suddenly remember!

    March 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
  24. Noe

    The strategy I use to remember things I reread something a few times and then it sticks to my mind. Sometimes a catchy song will help me remember something.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  25. Simran

    I have 2 different methods. My first method is that I repeat each number in my head and almost forget everything I am doing in that moment. My second method is to write it down. I find it a lot easier to just write it down though.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  26. Richard

    My methods for remembering stuff is when I read over the script or writing something over and over and over again everyday. For example: You are trying to remember a language, and you do the verbs and other important things over again.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  27. Juli

    I remember the most important thing of the paragraph by going over it a few times. If the most important thing doesn't stick in my head, I write it down on my hand or on a post-it note. If it's a test, I would go over it multiple times and get someone to test me on it so I can practice and know what I have to review next.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  28. Parat

    i repeat the number in my brain and add 1 number then repeat it again and do it repeatedly

    March 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  29. Fahsai

    I think that my method is by writing down the things I want to remember. I find this method easy and it helps me a lot because it is similar to repeating yourself again and again to memorize something.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  30. John

    I just repeat something over and over and add a little more each time until I know it all.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  31. Simon

    I would repeat it (what ever it is) over and over until i am sure that i can write it down with out looking it over or hearing it.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
  32. Nalinee

    The strategy I use to remember something is listening or making a catchy song about the topic I need to remember. This helps me a lot because the song gets in my head.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
  33. Jake

    I also repeat the things I have to remember. Once I've repeated them, I find the hard ones and just say them out loud. If that doesnt work I will write them down and look for patterns. I might remember the first letter if it's words that I have to memorize, or if I have to memorize numbers I would just try to remember.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  34. Daniel

    I love listening to and composing music, so when I need to remember a little thing, I make a short song, about 5 seconds long. When I need to remember more stuff for a test or something, I write a complete song, and sometimes I record it and put it on my iPod and listen to it when I need to study.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  35. Philip

    My tricks to memory are to get into a quite space. after that I write down what I need to remember tons of times and repeat also. If I sometimes play music to put out other sounds.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  36. David

    For me, I realize that reading and listening is an infallible method of memorizing things.
    Making sound, such as reading loudly, helps me focus on memorizing.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  37. Daniel

    I just read over what I'm going to say and then just memorize it

    March 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  38. Jovaughn

    Creating words or phrases out of the first letter helps to remember also. Such as 09341 can be "Zack needed to forgive Omar."

    March 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Miguell

    If I want to remember something for later on in the day, I would just check the notepad on my laptop! I find all I need to know there.

    March 26, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  40. Chris

    I Practice and i keep it in store in my mind and keep trying until i do it and if i don't i keep trying

    March 27, 2012 at 12:11 am |
  41. Daniel

    I would use repetition to memorize materials. Making sure memorizing is the last thing I do before I go to bed because that will help to reinforce the memories.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:15 am |
  42. Brieanna

    my memory method according to defintions i write them over and over again untill i remember it.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:38 am |
  43. Connor

    I use numbers to help me remember words, and for remembering numbers I try to make a way that they add, subtract, divide and multiply to make that number.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:07 am |
  44. Carlo

    When I try to remember things such as a poem or a song I repeat it continuously until I can recite it without having to read it.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:11 am |
  45. Ziad

    My way to (MNEMONIC) is to store the words or number in an empty spot In my brain And P.S I love you

    March 27, 2012 at 2:06 am |
  46. Andrew

    I read the script once or twice and try saying the lines without looking at the script and practice everyday

    March 27, 2012 at 2:45 am |
  47. Shang Ru

    To me, reviewing right after learning is a good approach in school.It makes the things you learned more
    vivid in your mind. Reviewing before going to bed also has the same effect.

    March 27, 2012 at 3:23 am |
  48. Rebecca

    As a student, I find the easy way to remeber the important points in the textbook is that I speak out the important points and record them, so all I have to do is just play them before I go to sleep or when I am way back home. I just play these again and again,it helps a lot.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:48 am |
  49. Sarah

    I make a story out of anything. If there is a human,a bananna,and a baseball, I memorize like this.The human is eating a bananna while holding a baseball. Same with numbers.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:59 am |
  50. Yujin

    Hello, I'm from South Korea. I have to memory subject,mainly society and and science, so I just continue to read,say, and check. Especially saying is important. This way is most easy and good way for me to memory things.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:58 am |
  51. Surya

    When I need to remember numbers or objects, I just relate the number/object to one of the coutries in Europe.
    Example:If I need to remember the number 5, I would remember Germany.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:04 am |
  52. Salil

    The way I would remember things is to write them on a piece of paper. My parents taught me this when I was 7. It always works.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:55 am |
  53. Preston

    I think it would be cool if he could work with Alzheimers patients and see if he could improve their memories. If he could use this skill for a positive purpose I think his time would be well spent. Can you remember this? 16496416985609276rtur09348760923drtyjdtyjk4875609348760942870389474tdy376092875-932847jseryh5-9234875kjndfb879816
    8 . . . no, I didn't think so.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  54. Stella

    I like to group things together and then I can remember them. When I was waitressing I would memorize all of the orders by grouping them together.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  55. Albert

    I create my own original song with the material I try to memorize!

    March 27, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  56. Derek

    I create a "rap" to memorize information. Works great!

    March 27, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  57. Nathan

    I try to remember the strategies that me and my teachers make for solving problems. And it always helps me on a math test. One of the strategies I use is to turn multiplication problems into sentences. For example 8×8=64 turns into I ate and I ate till I got sick on the floor.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  58. Victoria

    One thing that really helps me is when teachers put information into songs. For an exsample, in 4th grade my teacher put the continents into a song that now in the 6th grade I still remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  59. Judy

    If I memorize vocabulary, I write down to memorize spellings or read it aloud to remember it.
    And for numbers, I read them with rhythms so I can remember it easily.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  60. Brandon

    one method is that i picture a thought make it into a scene that is good or bad and make it into a memory of a life experience that i have seen or do ethier way what this man dose is amazing.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  61. jeronee

    i write to remember things or i just remember at anytime or if i hear about it again then i just keep thinking about it and then i just remember

    March 27, 2012 at 8:38 am |
  62. bb

    the way i remember numbers and all that is i right it down and i study it at night before i go to bed and my brain goes over it in my brain over and over again that is why i get a's or b's on all my test's

    March 27, 2012 at 8:40 am |
  63. Raphy

    I find it really cool that he can make stories out of numbers so he can remember all the numbers. I wish I used that method but it seems kind of hard. Anyways I think that taking notes and rereading a text containing the information I need know helps me to learn things. So that when I have to present the topic or write an essay I have a clear image of what I am going to talk about.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  64. Angelique

    Dear Cnnstudentnews,
    i think this man is amazing for him to memorize the numbers that he first listens to and know it from beginning to end and making pictures in his mind and making a story thats AMAZING. If i were you i would keep taking about him and make more videos about him probably alot of people is intrested in learning more things about him

    March 27, 2012 at 9:06 am |
  65. jeronee

    Dearcnnstudentnews,
    this man has a wonderful thought in how to remember things like this becaus i
    wish i can have a wondeful thought like him to remember things also thats really cool and like places,pictures in his mind but i have a different technique at anytime

    March 27, 2012 at 9:10 am |
  66. SaraH

    i would look a what i am memorizing and then try to think what it was

    March 27, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  67. Ellis

    F.I.G. FIle Image Glue. File: take a name or a set of numbers like a phone number (ex. Ellis or XXX-XXXX) Image: for example, I picture the Statue of Liberty for my name (Ellis Island) Glue: Imagine the Statue of Liberty crushing my head or shoulders(Carl would be a car with a big loser L on the windshield driving all over his face (except Carl is not a loser) Numbers: There is a different technique for numbers think of images for certain numbers then turn it into a story: Example. While holding a hockey stick(7), I see a car(4) crash into a unicorn(1) chasing a cat(9) etc. Take the time to come up with images for numbers 1-20 and you'll be a Memory Master.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  68. KARA

    I do not

    March 27, 2012 at 9:24 am |
  69. Braeden

    i don't really have a way of remembering things

    March 27, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  70. andrew

    I remember by studying.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  71. nolan

    i like songs so i put them in song.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  72. Isaac

    i remeber things like my mom (great minds think alike) numbers 3594 i would remember like this: first 3 and 5 odd 5 and 9 would be skip 7 and 4 would make the seven if you add it to the three

    March 27, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  73. Katie

    I memorize the my teachers lextures then replay them back while taking a test. I have discover that most teacher write there test the same way they talk, so when I read the test question it is easy to replay there lextures in my head. Some teachers make it even easyer by telling jokes or stories right before or after the answer to a test question. The only class I have not done well in was 10th grade english because he didn't lexture that much. It wasn't till 7th or 8th grade that I started taking note at all even then I still learned things mostly or memorizing the teachers lextures.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  74. Sampson

    I learn by writing things down and through repetition. Sticky notes placed around the house with important information help me to study while performing everyday actions like flipping on the lights. I would be lost without my stickies!

    March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  75. halie

    well to my memory is a very good one i can rember most things

    March 27, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  76. Will

    I find that creating visual images in my mind helps a lot. I went on a mission trip to Cambodia and taught biblical storytelling and I use that trick especially to help me remember the story. I also find repetition helps.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  77. Carter

    I have a partially Photographic memory meaning I can look at a sentence or paragraph, focus on it, and memorize it like taking a photo. Later I can recall the photo back to mind and just zoom in on the things I need, the only problem is I sometimes get a little fuzzy around my edges. I haven't figured out how to fully develop the pictures yet. 😉

    March 27, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  78. Nathan

    My teacher said rember for 8×8=nentend 64 game systm.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  79. sj

    add something sensory! this is what helps cement things in my memory. if i can connect visual aids, sounds–using images/scenes or songs/soundtracks–or sometimes even smells to what I'm trying to remember, it really makes it easier!

    March 27, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  80. Lincoln

    I just read over it a few times then I know it.God has blessed me with a wonderful memory.So it comes pretty easy for me.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  81. Jami

    When I remember a phone number, for example, I put it to a catchy tune I'll remember. Writing things down helps me remember, also. If I say what I want to remember out loud, I'll usually remember it.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  82. Isaiah

    Wow what this man can do is just amazing. For me I have to read something twice to remember it over night while I sleep. I memory compared to this dude's is just a speck.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  83. Alex

    I do kinda the same thing. I use pictures but dont make stories because I do very well just doing pictures. I've tried his way through a tutor though. Its ok, but hard.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  84. Mun(from Korea)

    I can memorize from 1 to 5 easily, but after that, it becomes hard to memorize. So I keep on reviewing that words from the first number to the last number. Than, it becomes accustomed. So, I can memorize about 20 words using this memory strategies.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  85. Elizabeth

    It helps me to copy my study guides down.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  86. chelsea

    All I have to do is look at a paragraph, read it over and over, and then look away and usually I have it memorized by then.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  87. Nehemiah

    Well my memory is like you tell me one thing I don't get it right away, but that's really cool how his memory is and he knows the numbers and go through them again very cool I wise I had memory like that.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  88. Del

    I usually listen or do something five times or more.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  89. Yu

    In my case, there's no need to memorize digits of numbers and decks of cards, but I do have to memorize words and definitions for science, geography, and other subjects that require memorization. Regarding those subjects, I basically take the simplest way, writing the words down and saying it out loud. Like you mentioned, repetition is the key factor here, and no matter how much effort you put into remembering something, you have to face the fact that you will forget it many times until its placed deeply into long-term memory. So, repetition. That's something I care about when trying to memorize something. Other than that, I find that connecting the words with other ideas is pretty useful at times. In other words, in subjects like history, every event or person in history is somehow connected to some other part of history. When you mind the "connections" between things your trying to memorize, it's sometimes way easier.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  90. zach

    in my memory i can remember what people say and do then later i will look back and say wow i can remember when that happen that day and took place

    March 27, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  91. Jeannie

    I remember short phrases for an essay or list, and then I turn it into a crazy or funny story that I easily remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  92. Marquise

    I dont have any methods on remembering stuff i just have it in my head.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  93. austin

    i dont have a trick to remember things

    March 27, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  94. Meghan

    I don't have any specific way to remember things, but i like flashcards!

    March 27, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  95. Cole

    I just try to remember by making little stories in my mind, people say my memory is really good. I guess it is okay, but making stories with words and or numbers really helps you memorize them.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  96. Mary

    For me to remember something, i have to read/listen to it over, and over again. Any other way, it just won't stick.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  97. Gaelon

    I have a few ways to remember things, I repeat the phrase as someone says it or I say things over and over again with a beat.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  98. casiana

    Alot of people use" resources" to help them remember things.
    I try and imagine pictures on what I am trying to remember.
    It helps me because I have a learning disability.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  99. sabrinna

    i do not have any tricks to remember things. sometimes i retract things i've said or done and that helps me out a lot.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  100. Zara

    When I try to memorize something I try to find a rhythem to it. I'm a dancer, so rhythems have always been what I remember best. Writing things down several times also help me remember vocabulary definitions and the like.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  101. Zach

    I just read over the thing i need to remember a couple of times then i ask my mom or dad to quiz me then i study some more and hope i remember the right stuff for the test.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  102. Zach

    I just read over the material a couple times the n i ask aome one to quiz me then i study some more and hope i remember the stuff for the test.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  103. Haley

    That sounds great I'll try it

    March 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  104. Reagan

    Just read over it a few times and try to get it to stick. =3)

    March 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  105. Lucas

    I don't have a strategy. =D

    March 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
  106. Emma

    I make cartoons on paper to help me remember history and science.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  107. Rachel

    You have to concentrate really hard on each individual digit you're trying to remember, and repeat it in your head over and over. This will help you memorize anything!

    March 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  108. Bailey

    I just study!!!!!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  109. Tom =)

    I usally say it into my phone then listen to it as i fall asleep

    March 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  110. Hannah

    How I remember things is that I will hear them and then I repeat them in my head about 5 times then I usually have whatever it is memorized.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  111. Emilee

    I just repeat them over and over again within my head. I picture the numbers in my head and try to play them back.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  112. logan

    i repeat them in my hand

    March 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  113. christian

    What is the story he has laid out on paper and in his head, or how was the numbers arranged to form words?

    March 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  114. molly

    thats really wierd how that guy can memorize stuff like that. if i tried to use his method though, thatd just be really super impossible

    March 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  115. Autumn

    I write it a bunch of times...

    March 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  116. your budy

    repeating things in my head works for me.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  117. Kaylee

    I think that takes talent to do what he does. When i heard about what he does i was surprised a person could do that! A method to remembering stuff for me is going over it a little bit, and what each letter of the beggining word stands for I remember one of my friends' names. This guy is definately a role model to me.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  118. Gerrit

    I also like the repitition method. Reading outloud helps too. I guess you could due both but one or the other ussually works for me.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  119. Brendan

    i read the thing i am trying to memorize over and over. i pick out little details from the paragraph to help me remember the paragraph.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  120. Joshua

    To be honest I don't study at all. For tests and stuff like that at school I can just remember what I learned in class and remember it for a test. That is what I do to study. I know the first 12 digits of pi and I only saw it once(3.14159265232).

    March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  121. Sydney

    What is the way i remember or memorize, information? Well, if I say or do what i have to rememeber over and over, then focus on individual parts of it, most of the time it sticks in my head for awhile. Sometimes I write everything i need to know, and then i write it and write it and write it till I know it like my own name. It works pretty well. 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  122. zach

    write it down on a pease of paper or in a jornal

    March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  123. Riley

    Will this really work. Or will I try and get embarresed in front of my class.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  124. Samantha

    I really enforce this! I tend to write things down a couple of times!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  125. Ashley

    I write it down on my hand to remember (if I don't have any thing else to write on). I also have friends to help me remember things. If it's really important, I say it in my head alot and write it down in my planner. Thats how I remember my things!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  126. Rachel

    I try to categorize things in patterns if I'm given a series of numbers or letters... then , because they're in groups, there's less things to remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  127. Carol

    Repetition works for me. When I have to memorize something, I repeat it many times in my mind and let it root in my memory.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  128. Evelyn

    For me I read it about 10 or 9 times remember some lines then I repeat what I could not memorize then repeat it to myself then repeat it to someone else.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  129. Morgan

    Repeating stuff. OVER AND OVER. I used to watch stuff like Nemo or the Lion King when I was little. When I went somewhere with my parents, I would recite both movies and others in the back seat. I can still remember them and recite the lines of each character. My parents though I would be a genius!
    I try to remember things in school by looking at the teacher and just watching and listening to them talk, maybe try to find something they do or say that will help me remember. Maybe I'll even remember a picture on the board or a video.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  130. christina

    i think that is amazing what he can do and why he started in the first place you rock Nelson Dellis

    March 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  131. Celine

    I grab parts of a sentence and repeat a few times in my head. Then, I'll grab another part of the same sentence & repeat it, until the entire sentence has been broken up a few ways & repeated in my head. By then, I am usually able to repeat the sentence in its entirity.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  132. Jackson

    I think memorizing is both an essential skill and forgotten skill. They need to have a class specifically for using your brain to the fullest, becuase it would certainly help the quality and the speed of students' work. My best method for memory is to say the verb or item outloud before I go to bed, and the next day i remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  133. Steven

    What I do is when I have to remember something I repeat it to my self a lot of times, that is how I can remember information easily.

    March 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  134. Will

    For my way to remember things, I see colors so when I see a bunch of numbers, I see a bunch of colors in my mind.

    March 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  135. phillip

    to remember things i just remember them

    March 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  136. patrick

    to remember things i just remember and dont forget

    March 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  137. Adam

    To remember something I think of something that has happened in my life; a tragedy, a fun time, or anything like that, and relate it to what I am memorizing at the time.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  138. Kalee

    I forget things quick so I have to write it down on a piece of paper and the next day ill remember

    March 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  139. sarah

    i mainly say what i am trying to memorize over and over till i can remember it.....then in bout 30 min i would try to remember again and then in like 2 hrs then its pretty much suck in my mind till i don't want to remember it.....it really works you should try it Carl..... 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  140. Morgan

    For formulas in math class, I do study guides and repeat things over and over. We also take notes and I study them sometimes.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  141. Ali

    I have photographic memory

    March 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  142. Jaclyn

    I forget things a lot! If I make plans and I have to bring or do something for that specific plan I usually forget. I like to write things down or put it in my phone so at least I have a reminder.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  143. Jimmy

    I think that the best way to memorize is repetition. When I memorize music I play all the hard spots over and over again trying to get the right notes then I try not looking and then from the beginning up to that spot. It takes awile but it works.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  144. Steven

    I don't use any method to remember things. It all just "clicks" to me. Some of my friends say I have photographic memory, but I'm still working on it. I don't use this skill to do useless things, but I do use it on a daily basis. Maybe for tests? I don't study at all. If the teacher went through it in class, I got it. Yes, I got lots of pi to share and of course I've learned the keyboard!

    March 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  145. Alissa

    i would simply type or write things down to remember something it especially help to write things down for spelling test.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  146. JUAN

    i want to know why or how do people remember hard stuff and remembering when they are crambing for test. and how do they rite stuff when their eyes are closed.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  147. Chauncey

    Well, my way of remembering something would be to say it three times in my head, It helps me keep the memory because i said it a lot and i remember me saying it... Usually if i don't say it at all or don't think of it, I't takes me a long time to remember it... Thats my method of remembering.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  148. Elijah

    I remember the important things first. Remember who was there . What was the setting .

    March 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  149. Kylie

    To memorize things I find it helpful to put whatever you memorize into some type of tune or song. I read(or listen) to whatever I nead to memorize and then turn it into a tune.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  150. tyler

    i don't remember things so i just write it down because its hard for me to remember things. i have even forgot what i was going to do in like 10 minutes or i forget what i did earlier that day. i think its really funny and all my friends laugh about it.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  151. kyle

    I take the item or whatever i need to remember and tape it to my forhead so that way theres no way i could possibly forget.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  152. Alyssa

    I find that if my notes and anything else I need to remember are organized and I read over them a few times, I can see them in the back of my head and I remember them easier after writing and looking over them.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  153. Marcos

    How i remember things besides numbers is by smells. I train my mind to find a smell for a certain number, for example 4532 is mac anc cheese.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  154. monica

    I think that would be so cool to have that good of a memory.

    March 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  155. Nate

    I remember things from books I like have a movie theater in my head because I like read books while I have a picture of everything happening in my head.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  156. Marisol

    MY method of memorizing important things is to make a song of it and sing it over and over

    March 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  157. Caitlin

    For me, I learn best by song. I had to learn the entire Greek alphabet in one day for a test, so I found a song on it and the next day I aced the test.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  158. tristin

    i suck at remembering stuff

    March 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  159. miya

    My why is for me to listen to music and think of it the music so it can com me down and just think

    March 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  160. jacob sh.

    the way i can remember of something is like turn my bracelet inside out.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  161. Nate

    I try not to remember what the exact images or numbers are, but what the whole picture looks like itself. Its similar to photographic memory. but if its not a competition, just write it down, it never fails.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  162. robert

    i would like a memory like that so i can remember things like doing home work

    March 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  163. katriel

    i think its cool that he can do that and very talented he should be proud of himself for what he has accomplished:)

    March 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  164. kelly

    i make numbers or words into a song like pi:3.14159 i say 3 point 1 4 1 5 9 to the tune of twinkle twinkle. its fun and that is a really good technique. i also think typing and writing helps a lot as well as other mnemonic devices.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  165. carmen

    I put it into a song then sing it in my head. It only works for small numbers lika an adress but he is toattly amazing

    March 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  166. Chris

    I put them into catagories of numbers like random,2,4,6,8,9 and non-random,0,3,5,7. my pattern would go something like random,random,non,random,random

    March 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  167. Skyler

    i rememeber things like my grate aunt. First i write it down and say it. Then i see it, and i say it in my mind. i say it out loud to my self.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  168. kelli

    I make up a song about what I have to remember. I will make it up to a song that gets stuck in my head easily, then replace the lyrics with what I have to remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  169. noah

    I think it awesome to have a mind like that. I wish i had a mind that strong

    March 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  170. Christian

    I actually will write things down until they are memorized in my head. It really does work.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  171. Miko

    I like to sing the numbers to myself and keep a mental picture of the numbers on the top of my head.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  172. Emily

    It kind of reminds me of that movie with Nicolas Cage except instead of telling the future you're talking about your past. I remember stuff like family memories simply by taking pictures or if someone says something that reminds me of an event in the past I'll bring that up. And if its for a test, I would obviously study for it. But there's no real like profesional way of remembering things. I think it comes naturally.

    March 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  173. Kyra

    I usually have to say it over and over aloud until I can memorize it, or I might put it to the beat of a song. It makes it so much easier to memorize!!

    March 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  174. Lilly

    I like to type up whatever I'm trying to memorize and eventually I remember it! But I also like mnemonic devices. When I was learning the order of classification, I used King Phillip Came Over For Grapes and Spaghetti. Or, Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species!!! 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  175. Morgan

    I often need to memorize dialogues for Spanish class - I find the best tactic for that is repetition, but only if it's aloud. For some reason, just reading it doesn't help me.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
  176. McKenna

    I remember things by thinking of things that relate to it and whenever I think of that thing that it relates to, the thing I have to remember pops into my mind.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  177. Claudia

    For me to memorize something, it takes me a lot of thought. That's why I try to pay as much attention to things as possible.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
  178. Kate

    When trying to remember information for a test I write down the information that I was told, rewrite it into my own words, then copy the information on flash cards. In short I rewrite the information a few times and quiz myself with flash cards.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
  179. Tori

    I always try to make the material into a song. Whenever I get the song song stuck in my head, I am just better learning the material!

    March 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  180. Bobbie

    I make up little songs in my head that have to do with the subject. Or I will make up a chant on something that will get stuck in my head. These methods work well for tests.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  181. Matt

    I find that if you repeat what you need to remember, then you will know your material better and will memorize it faster. That's what I did to memorize pi to fifty decimal places.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  182. vincent

    My method of memory is writing things untill i can remember. That way it takes alot of time but I think it is the best way to remember it, This is a verry practical way because people see how you memorized it perfectly, not fastly

    March 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  183. Joe

    I turn what I hear into a song. Like a set of directions (To the tune of mary had a little lamb) When you get to stop sign take a left, take a left, take a left. When you get to stop sign take a left and look for the library banner!

    March 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  184. Ashley

    I go to a website that has virtual flashcards, then you can take quizes on the flashcards you made. When I had finals I took the quiz a couple dozen times and it really helped. 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  185. Ben

    When i try to remeber info I draw little pictures to hep me vilualize what i'm trying to rember and once the pictures are in my head i'll rember it. Works Great!! : )

    March 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  186. vicky

    well i just concentrate that' s the easiest thing you can actually do! 😀

    March 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  187. Perri

    I re-read the thing i need to memorize or repeat it again to help me memorize things

    March 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  188. mohammad

    It is amazing that a human being can actually remember that long numbers. And i think he gave a good advice that remember the numbers as a story.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  189. kat

    When I need to remember something I usually write it down several times and read it over and over and then try to memorize it and call it back to myself wihtout looking back at the paper,sometimes it works!

    March 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  190. Elise

    I like to make a song or a chant of the thing I have to memorize.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  191. Sarah

    I think in pictures. When i think
    in pictures it hrlps me whith my DYSLEXIA.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  192. Arantza

    If the information is for a test i would normally read the information we got. After that, I would write my own test and then answer the questions. But, if its just for memorization i would read the part over and over until I'm almost positive i have it by memory. Then i would say it to someone else to see if i got it right.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  193. Arantza

    If the information is for a test i would normally read the information we got. After that, I would write my own test and then answer the questions. But, if its just for memorization i would read the part over and over until I'm almost positive i have it by memory. Then i would say it to someone else to see if i got it right.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  194. Calista

    find that repetition really helps. Another way I use is to take a simple song like twinkle twinkle or just a random melody and put the thing I'm trying to memorize to it. I also think that writing/typing helps as well as nemonic devices.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  195. Calista

    It kind of reminds me of that movie with Nicolas Cage except instead of telling the future you're talking about your past. I remember stuff like family memories simply by taking pictures or if someone says something that reminds me of an event in the past I'll bring that up. And if its for a test, I would obviously study for it. But there's no real like profesional way of remembering things. I think it comes naturally.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  196. Calista

    I make up a song about what I have to remember. I will make it up to a song that gets stuck in my head easily, then replace the lyrics with what I have to remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  197. Maggie

    I can only remember certain amounts of numbers, like up to seven at most, I repeat that number like a million times until it is stuck in my head. To study I read my notes aloud and repeat it the same way.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  198. julia

    When studying for an important test I remember and repeat the word or numbers by the phrases that they go with.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  199. Hana

    For me to memorize things I think of it over and over into my head until I get it, but some tricks to help memory are playing memory games or writing it down or listening to it, it all depends on wether your best verbally, hands-on, or mentally.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
  200. joseph

    the way i remember something for a play i record myself then if i have errors i try to fix it

    March 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  201. Mimi

    I have learned many ways to memorize stuff, but the one way I will always remember is the way my 6th grade reading teacher taught me. She told me its like a little person in your body that is doing its job which would be writing something down, then it walks on your arm up to your brain and then sleeps and then it goes back to its job and does the same thing over and over again.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  202. Gwyneth

    I can memorize things by adding any kind of beat to it. Like singing a song too it! Thats how I memorize things.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  203. Asim

    When memorizing any piece of information it is important to concentrate and not let any world-distraction to bother you. It also helps if you have a memorization plan set out. As Nelson said, creating a mental image can also assist in memorization skills.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  204. Dixie

    I read it, write it, say it, then repeat. Usually though, when it comes to spoken words, I think of the words themselves as people; the same thing if its a locker combination. Numbers & words are people too.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  205. Zach

    I think that people need to start using other tricks to keep from memory loss because it is very serious and sad for that person and their family

    March 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  206. De'Val

    My technique of remembrance is by turning it into a song or story.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
  207. Aia

    when i try to memorize things that i need to, i try to put them into fun songs that could stick in my head and that way i can remember them faster.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  208. mohammed

    i just say them over and over and over again till i memorize it.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  209. Anna

    It depends on whether or not im interested in the thing that I'm doing!!! I'll walk upstairs to clean my room and then get up there, forget what I was doing walk downstairs and then up then down then up then down like three times!!!! Though I can remember my dances in a heartbeat... I guess its because I love dancing! For me its as simple as that!

    March 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm |
  210. Andrew

    I usually use flash cards with the exact information on them and put the information to a tune that makes it easy to remember.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
  211. Tyahna

    There are many ways to recapitulate important memories. Thankfully, memories can be remembered in a vast amount of ways. Gradually, the mind stores words as well as pictures. Without memorizing certain procedures, a fireman would not be able to properly put out a fire. Also, without memorizing notes or a rhythm, conductors would not be able to conduct their orchestra. Thus, there are many ways to contain memories.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  212. Kaycie

    When trying to memorize something, I have to keep a steady rhythm. It is not necessarily a song or tune that I make up, but rather a sort of beat I have to keep going. I also find it easy to use acronyms and then come up with other meanings to that acronym (Ex: PEMDAS = Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally = Parentheses Exponents Multiplication Division Addition Subtraction)

    March 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
  213. Kaitlen

    When I try to remember numbers I just read the numbers until I memorize them. When I study for a test I have people quiz me.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm |
  214. Lily

    If I need to memorize something, I form a picture. That picture gets stuck in my head and then I can remeber it. Its like glue and paper, only with my mind.

    March 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
  215. Michael

    I find reading stuff aloud and writing it down on paper helps a lot because you then have it stored in your brain twice just from doing something simple.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  216. hal

    line by line also if i put random numbers such as2464 is 2 is legs 4 is table 6 is bug and 4chair so ltbc thats how i memorize numbers

    March 28, 2012 at 1:44 am |
  217. EJ

    I remember things by writing it down, read it aloud few times, or simply read it again and again. People say practice makes perfect!
    So you just need practice remembering things well. I sometimes try to recall things important just before I sleep and right after I wake up. That sometimes help me. In other cases, I ask my mum to make a quizz or questions and test me to see how much I remember.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:19 am |
  218. Kyu-Ry

    I remember things by repeating it. To repeat it I usally write, speak out loud and make my own words.
    However, the most important thing of memory things is that you have to know exactly what the topic is.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:28 am |
  219. Kathy

    I usually remember information by writing those on paper and putting on places like my bedroom or the living room, places that i go frequently or saying it over and over again.

    March 28, 2012 at 5:31 am |
  220. will

    When i memorize something I just read it a few times or I go over it in my head until i have it memorized.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:27 am |
  221. J

    When I remember words, I use my phone which makes me not forget and makes quizes, too. But I am not good at writing and remembering. So, I always use seeing and hearing or sometimes speaking or typing.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:30 am |
  222. Austin

    I find that taking any song with some kind of rhyme and then taking whatever your memorizing and using those as your words that it helps me memorize things

    March 28, 2012 at 7:56 am |
  223. Nancy

    i take a picture in my head of the thing I have to remember, then when the time comes, i think of that picture i've took

    March 28, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  224. Adam

    You need to ALWAYS study. Most children now are " forgetting " and waiting until the last moment. As school goes into life, you need to learn methods like making flash cards, having guardians to help you, and the right influences.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  225. HANNAH

    I just look at it and say it over and over. I have an ear for poetry, and as I reapeat it I notice a rhythm, and if the rhythm is significant, I find it easy.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  226. Rachel

    If you put whatever you're trying to memorize in a song, then it will stick in your head better. Most people have a better time remembering a catchy tune than just a string of information.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  227. Jacob

    The most impoortant thing is to study.Education is what we are aiming for.Students need to cooperate in class and focus more.Then, the students can get a good education to go to colleges and get a diploma.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  228. James

    When I remember things, I do a lot of stuff. I listen to a particular song, and eat a peppermint! When I need to remember it again, if I have peppermints on me I have them and then I sing the song in my head. This helps a lot. I also repeat a lot of stuff.

    March 28, 2012 at 9:04 am |
  229. Sofia

    When I have a vocabulary test I rewrite every word and its definition over and over and over until I can remember it just like that

    March 28, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  230. David

    When I learn a language, I listen the material and then say it loud. After that I write the vocabuary once. I consider that I need to write the word at least once before I remember it. A few days later, I will review the words by listening and say it loud a few times a week. As for study, I think writing down the outline may be a good idea. I may try it later on. Also, I used to memorizing something by reading it before sleep and after walk up. I may try this way again and plus read it out loud.

    March 28, 2012 at 9:10 am |
  231. Lauren

    I am in 8th grade and i take a spanish class in my school. i can really memorize my spanish language. its so cool when you memorize something and get to tell everybody about it...

    March 28, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  232. Johnny

    I see it, I think of it, I remember it.

    March 28, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  233. johanna

    i remember a lot of stuff by looking over it right before i go to bed; surprisingly that information has stayed for a long time as of now. even random thoughts are now stuck in my brain.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  234. Jana

    I read it a few times and develop a rythm to the phrase, emphasizing some words, changing the tone of my voice, things like that. Sometimes I add small hand gestures too.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  235. caden

    i just do thing over and over agin until i remember it

    March 28, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  236. Dawson

    What I do to memorize stuff is I go over it again and again. I do that until I get it in my head. I can do that by making flash cards or just practicing it over and over.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  237. caden

    I just rewrite the information over and over agin until I remember. I also do flash cards.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  238. MaShayla

    My memorizing technique is making story things, like when we had to memorize the systems of an annelid (segmented worm) I made a sentence. Dad Runs Circles Every Noon, Dad- Digestive Runs- Reproductive Circles-Circulatory Every- Excretory Noon- Nevous. There is also the classification order. King- Kingdom Phillip- Phylum Came- Class Over- Order From- Family Great- Genus Spain Species... Sometimes I do flashcards too.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  239. olivia

    How I remember things is I just say them over and over in my head. I also write them down over and over again until I have it down.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  240. Trevor

    Well I ain't the best when it comes to memory. I try just to memorize it. I don't have a trick.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  241. Hannnnah

    I believe that my methods to memorizing information is to practice it the night before the test and read it over and over again until can say it without looking at my study paper. Also, I use my parents to help me study them.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  242. Braxton

    When I try to memorize something then I say the word over and over again, or i do the spelling over and over again.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  243. Morganne

    My method is to make a crossword poem like for a classfiction for science I go King Philp Came Over From Great Spain which in science reminds me of Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  244. Angie

    I have a photographic memory, and if I write things down I can remember things much easier. I tend to remember unimportant things more then important things though.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  245. Joe

    I remember things by listing things and then resting them in my head to test my self

    March 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  246. caitie

    I write it down in my planner!

    March 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  247. Tyler

    I rely on technology to remember things. Sometimes I can remember things when I relate it to something technological.

    March 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  248. Julia

    What I do to remember things (lets say for a test) I wold put all the things that are short but have much information and put it in songs with the music from my favorite song in the background.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  249. Reed

    I draw and/or sing it over, over, and over again of the thing I'm thinking of until its stuck in my head so I don't forget.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  250. Maki

    Memorization comes easily to me but it hasn't always. i used to be the one who could never memorize anything but then my 5th grade teacher told me to act as if this was the most important thing in the world... after that it came more easily to me.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  251. will

    When I am working on cars or trucks I have to rember how to put what ever I am working on back together and the way I do that is by running each step I take through my head over and over until I know I can do it again If need.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  252. ~Jyssica~

    My methods of memorization are if I need to do something important I write it down and I’ll remember or if it’s really important I will decently remember it because it is really important. In school I like thing read to me it seems like I’ll remember it better if imp reading a book I like it to be read to me I’ll remember. Other methods I have are just remembering things that you have to do every day like you have a routine. If you know that you are going to forget it I would just write it down so that later you will know what you have to do still.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  253. Jessica

    I write down notes and before a test because I usually forget

    March 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  254. Morgan

    When I need to memorize something, I tend to read the text aloud multiple times, then I will come back to it after several minutes and continue...until I know it by heart.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  255. Cindy

    My method is I have to hear things over and over at least three times in order to memorize all of what has been said. Then I repeat it in my head another several times for it to stick into my memory.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  256. Willy

    I find that my head just remembers everything the first time

    March 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  257. Katie

    I remember things from when i was little i have always had a good memory. I think if people can remember things its an amazing thing. I dont really have a method of how I remember things I just do.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  258. Ian

    As an actor in my school's Fall Play, I have a tendancy to memorize words if I look at them more that once. I have someone drill me about what my lines are, too. If it is anything other than words, I put a beat of the song to it.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  259. Sharah

    All i have to do to remember things is to read it once. I automatically remember things without really thinking about it. i have a fabulous memory.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  260. Jaylin

    I sometimes rub the back of my ear because it actually helps! I know it sounds weird but it actually helps me with my tests.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  261. Jared

    I've found out that lightly studying material and reading it over out loud about an hour or two before bed helps for when you need to recall the memory the next morning for a big test or anything else. I know not to cram the information but instead balance out and work with it over time.

    March 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm |