11. Mnemonics, Memory Magic & Getting Things Done - Dr Adam Putnam
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In this episode, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Adam Putnam, who is an assistant professor at Furman University, to share his fascinating insights about:

- Mnemonic techniques: widely misunderstood but can be powerful tools
- Retrieval practice, and how to implement it effectively
- A psychologist’s perspective on the art of focus and productivity.


Links and resources mentioned in this episode include:

(These show notes also available at: https://examstudyexpert.com/adam)

Adam recommended a couple of great books in this episode if you're interested in the art of working more productively, or learning more about mnemonic techniques:

·        “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen (available from Amazon https://geni.us/davidallen)

·        “Your Memory: How it Works and How To Improve It” by Kenneth Higbee (available from Amazon https://geni.us/yourmemory

You can find Adam online at www.adamlputnam.com

For more information about first-letter mnemonics (acronyms): https://examstudyexpert.com/chunking-and-memory/#acronyms

For a quick guide to the pegword method: https://examstudyexpert.com/pegword-method/

For the committed mnemonicist (yes, I'm pretty sure I made that word up) wanting to learn the major system, Wikipedia has a pretty decent overview to get you started. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnemonic_major_system

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