Order of Mastering the Memorization System

First, it is necessary to get acquainted with theoretical matters of memory psychology and general principles of memorization in the present system.

Then, a rather dull stage follows: the stage of mastering separate techniques, memorization methods, and forming the memorization skill geared for logically unrelated information (a sequence of words, numbers, and letters).

At the same time, one should develop a system of auxiliary supporting images as well as a system of figurative codes for the most frequently encountered elements (two and three digit numbers, names of months, days, weeks, and proper nouns, such as names, places, etc.).

Different memorization techniques for different types of information (phone numbers, dates, first and last names, terms and explanations, foreign words, and the like) are also studied. Although all memorization techniques share the same principles, memorizing a particular type of information has its own specifics.

During these initial stages, students should also make use of their free time to exercise and practice mastering the techniques in their everyday life: on a street, while shopping, at work, or in school.

The next stage is a specialty stage. You can choose an information type and focus your training around it. You will need to do special exercises depending on your chosen data type and its volume.

The last stage involves implementing GMS® to remember difficult information, such as a book summary the main concepts of a manual, report, or a lecture. To this regard, GMS® is gradually turned into rhetoric and connects you with other fields of psychology.

Memory mechanisms are universal. Not only do they give an understanding of the principles of memorization, but also expand to other areas, such as: applied psychology, hypnosis, psychology of thinking processes, and forming/changing an identity. Memory mechanisms may also lead to a better understanding of para­psychology. Certain phenomena in this field are easily realized by using GMS® techniques.