4. TRAINING and TESTING

EXAMPLE 3: US States and Capitals


Here are 10 US states and their capitals.

The name of the game is this:

Once you hear the state, you just KNOW its capital.

Also the other way around: If you hear the capital, you just KNOW the state.


Let’s take it step by step.

1. Create a picture for the state.

2. Create a picture for the capital.

3. Connect both pictures (as learned in step 1: Association).


Click on this link for some US states (and possible visualisations). (CLICK HERE)

Important: only visualise here; don’t connect anything yet.


Now let’s do the same with some US capitals. (CLICK HERE)


And now: let’s bring the two parts together. Connect the state with the capital.

As always: very bizarre and crazy and unusual, please.

When you play the next clip, please use the play/pause button.

Do not think the speed it plays is the speed you should memorise it. That is just something technical that I have to adress later (when I am more tech savvy).

CLICK HERE (State AND Capital).


You may play it again for revision.

But once you have, then let it rest for a while.


And THEN you test yourself.

You can do this in two ways:

A. See the state and then recall the capital. (CLICK HERE)

B. See the capital and then recall the state. (CLICK HERE)

You may even do both for fun.


How do you feel with this exercise?

It’s ok, isn’t it.

No big deal really.


REMARK:

Here we did not use the key-element of location. However you surely realise here: if you would put these 10 US states & capitals onto a journey, you could rattle of this list in correct sequence as well. However, we are pushing the element of visualisation in this section.


My wish for you is this:

That you may have the courage to continue and develop similar exercises.

And then there is no stopping you.

As you have done here with US states and their capitals,

you can apply this knowledge to so many other areas as well.



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