I’ve been away for twelve days but I just gave my deck a shot and recited it in 2:46. I have not even looked at this stuff since March 10th as I was far too preoccupied with being unoccupied at the beach over Spring Break so I’m actually surprised at the results. This morning I … Continue reading
Today I recited the deck in 2:38 and then again right afterwards in 2:21. Having immediate recall of the deck is going to take time and consistent practice. Today I am creating my memory map for cards and other things. I have decided to use the map of the fifty states plus D.C. and Puerto … Continue reading
Six days away and this morning I’m coming back to see how I do with that pesky deck.
5:32 to get through a scrambled deck.
Five minutes of perusing the “picture deck” that I taped together and … 2:57
Five minutes of break doing other things and … 1:58
A thirty minute break and … 2:15
Not bad but that’s all I have time for today.
Not much time today so I just ran through the deck a few times to strengthen my recognition. I’m having a hard time just relating the card to a character without translating the number/suit into initials then into the name. Maybe I’ll just begin to skip that middle step with time… Anyway, today I plodded … Continue reading
Last night I drummed up images of my 52 characters, pasted them in little one inch squares onto playing cards, and wrote each character’s name across the top of the card with the initials in red sharpie and the rest of the name in black. I know this sounds weird, but I’m a visual person. … Continue reading
This morning I got through reciting my cards in order in 3:03. When I memorized my Dominic 100 list I did so by creating a five part story for each letter “decade”. It worked very well and it is certainly helping with the speed of my recall now. If I get stalled on a particular … Continue reading
Memorizing a deck of cards using the Dominic system is basically a variation on using his system to memorize complex numbers. You assign a person to represent each card by relating the “digits” to certain initials. You also assign a signature kind of action to each person or character. In the number system, the digits … Continue reading