1. Keeping my promise (the last one!), here are the winners of the XtremePapers Contest 2012-2013 announced in 2014 :D
    Please join us in congratulating them here.

ECAT English, Memory techniques for learning words...

Discussion in 'General University Discussion' started by Mustehssun Iqbal, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Mustehssun Iqbal

    Mustehssun Iqbal

    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    467
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    Assalamu alaikum,
    there're a lot of words or even numbers to be learnt while preparing for ECAT, English...
    There's a method called the journey method... It can be used to learn words. In it you make up a journey in your mind. then you put words in that journey.
    For example, I edit a journey in my head.
    There are seven words I want to learn.
    1. cliche - a meaning made dull by repitition, e.g. a speech was made boring by cliches such as "strong as an ox"
    2. buttress - a support
    3. censorious- critic
    4. censure - criticize
    5. languish - lose animation
    6. certitude - certainty
    7. candor - frankness
    1.I go out of my house. I live in a market, so I walk across the market. While going there, I see , the word "cliche " written and flying almost everywhere and was also on an ox- cart...
    2.Then I cross the market, sometimes, I take the route of crossing the stairway pull...( It's like a highway for walkers ) That pull, is supported by huge pillars made of butter that is melting - and so the word "buttress ", meaning support.
    3.As I land the pull, there's a vehicle called chinchi. those who live in Karachi might know this... It's like a rickshaw in which many people can sit together... So I sat in a chinchi, and during my journey on that vehicle, a "censorious " man was continuously criticizing his fellow who forgot his home's keys.
    4. As the chinchi left me on my destination, every one from that vehicle got up. The forgetful passenger was once again being criticized, or was " censured " by all the people who were passing by.
    5. from that point, I have to cross yet another stairway pull, and as I was crossing it, all the things around me stopped suddenly, and in other words, everything around me languished for a moment. ( this one is not a very good job :| )
    6. Now I was in the building of my tution centre :| I was taking the stairs that lead upto the compartment. While moving up the stairs, there was written "certitude" "certitude" ... on the wall beside me in bold letters. Then i had certitude/ certainty that I was going in the right building :|
    7. As I reached the reception hall, I see two people chatting, imagine in a tution centre, chatting about their daily routine, what clothes they like, what movies they see, etc... They were in other words, very frank to each other. And as they spoke, the words written " Candor " in bold letters were flying out of their mouth.

    Using this technique saves time and is very effective too( in the sense that it has a longer life- span of remembering than with the repetitve method, which itself is a very good method ) ... You make a journey of your own, or use any journey that you make on daily basis( which is the better option ), and put words in it... One more thing, the weirder the events , the effective it becomes... hope that helps :)
    aditiashok, smzimran, Slash and 2 others like this.
  2. XPC Bot

    Sponsored Listings
  3. Mustehssun Iqbal

    Mustehssun Iqbal

    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    467
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    And once the journey has been made, you can recall the journey anytime, and if you got time, you can recall it many times until you remember the words without needing the journey. :)
    alphabravocharlie likes this.
  4. Mustehssun Iqbal

    Mustehssun Iqbal

    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    467
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    and the most important, and a must watch for muslims...
    alphabravocharlie likes this.

Share This Page