The best techniques to memorize words quickly

The best techniques to memorize words quickly

Build up Emotional Associations

The person’s strongest memory is emotional one. If something happens in an emotional situation, it will easily come to mind every time that emotion appears. For example, if you watch this video with the heroes of the movies who say the sentences in Present Perfect, you will quickly remember and say them in the same situation just this time. And you will not think long – Present Perfect or Past Simple? Have you got that? 😊

Build Up Associative Networks

All events, especially business events, always have recurring elements. The main thing is to catch them and combine them in one image. These elements are like twigs and leaves of one tree. The more elements we notice, the more branched our tree and the more diverse the language.

We need to help our brain combine such image elements into one whole so that the associative series works faster.

How to do it? Very easy. Write down the word you want to remember. For example, persuasive. And then complete the branches-associations that belong to this word. Everyone can have such twigs! for example,

persuasive sales manager – sales targets – market share – competition – predatory pricing

Someone may have other associations:

persuasive helpline operator – satisfying service – to sort out the problem – to replace faulty parts – to get full refund, etc.

Now, what associations do you have?

By the way, we have grouped the words into such associative series in our online simulator. There you can choose any business or financial topic, and quickly memorize thousands of words!

Memorize Phrases

It is better to memorize new words grouped with other words in


For example, the word “sole” is unique. It is often found with the word distributor. Sole distributor is an exclusive distributor. Or such phrases – hostile takeover – hostile absorption, hostile environment – hostile environment.

Peer is equal, colleague. Phrases: peer review – in audit, or peer recogniti

Remember The Opposites

Memorize words with opposite meanings (antonyms) in pairs. For example, memorize pairs knowledgeable / inefficient, to employ / to dismiss, to book / to write off. We are more likely to remember opposite things, as the brain creates a connection between them.

Parse Word By Syllable

Use roots, prefixes and suffixes to guess what the word means. For example, auditee –

consists of root audit and the suffix -ee, which means the person to whom the action indicated by the root is directed. That is, an auditee is a company that is audited by auditors. Or the word mishandle-consists of the prefix mis-, which means “wrong”, and the verb handle, which means to manage, to address. That is mishandle – means “to manage wrongly”.

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