The Number/Shape Mnemonic

Remembering Ordered Lists

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The Number/Shape system is very similar to the Number/Rhyme system.

It is a very simple and effective way of remembering a list in a specific order. It is another example of a peg system based on pegword images.

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The technique works by helping you to build up pictures in your mind, in which the numbers are represented by images shaped like the number. You can then associate these with the things you want to remember using striking images.

One image scheme is shown below:

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