Episode 11 of the Exam Study Expert podcast: “Mnemonics, memory magic, and the art of getting things done with Dr Adam Putnam”.
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In this episode, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Adam Putnam, who is an assistant professor at Furman University, to share his fascinating insights about the misunderstood but sometimes very powerful world of mnemonic techniques, as well as sharing a psychologist’s perspective on the art of focus and productivity.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Adam recommended a couple of great books in this episode if you’re interested in the art of working more productively, or learning more about mnemonic techniques:
- “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen (available on Amazon worldwide)
- “Your Memory: How it Works and How To Improve It” by Kenneth Higbee (available on Amazon worldwide)
You can find Adam online at www.adamlputnam.com
Quick-start guides to popular mnemonics
For more information about first-letter mnemonics (e.g. acronyms): https://examstudyexpert.com/chunking-and-memory/#acronyms
For a quick guide to the pegword method: https://examstudyexpert.com/pegword-method/
For the committed mnemonicist (yes, I’m pretty sure I made that word up) and wanting to learn the major system, Wikipedia has a pretty decent overview to get you started. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnemonic_major_system