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The link method is a simple way to remember a list of items in order.
Suppose you have to do a few chores such as drop off the kids at school, go to the bank, and then do some grocery shopping. Try linking these items together in a little story: "I'm going to drop the kids off at the bank because they can crawl through the slot in the teller window and pick out the groceries from inside the vault."
The more unusual the story, the more likely you are to remember it!
With practice, it's possible to quickly remember at least a dozen items using this method, and it also gives you a chance to stretch your creativity by thinking up crazy stories.
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