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Try reading this sequence and then recall it:
I G B F D N C N U O A
Next, try the same exercise on these letters:
F I G N O D N U C A B
Chunking it into a word you can pronounce made the difference.
Try the same process with this list of numbers:
2 8 3 4 9 7
Next, try remembering this:
Another useful technique is to make chunks with the numbers in arithmetical order. It is even easier to remember:
It may also be easier to remember items that have personal meaning. For example, take this number series:
2 5 1 9 8 9 1 1 5 3 8 2
You identify the following meaningful numbers:
25 - your favorite player's shirt number
1989 - the year you were born
115 - Your street number.
You may be able to group together the following chunks:
25 1989 115 382
Chunking information this way means that 382 is the only unfamiliar chunk left to be memorized.