January 20, 2018

Posts from Dave Farrow, The Memory Guy

About Dave Farrow

Dave Farrow is today's most requested Guest Expert on Memory, two time Guinness World Record Holder for Greatest Memory, an outspoken literacy and education spokesperson and busy speaker and trainer. Because Dave has ADHD and dyslexia he studied memory techniques and developed powerful techniques of his own out of necessity. He used those techniques to become a successful student, businessman and speaker. He's been recognized for his memory programs, speed reading programs, programs for children with learning disabilities, memory competitions and more. Dave is available to speak and deliver ADVANCED MEMORY TRAINING and STUDY SKILLS on college campuses worldwide.

Get some sleep! If you’re tired, so are your grades

Not getting enough sleep could be the number one thing that's hurting your GPA. Simply put, if you study while you're tired your retention rate will be down. I teach students and professionals my Guinness Record winning memory techniques all over the country and sleep deprivation is one thing I just can't overcome. If the members of my audience are tired or fatigued, even the best memory techniques just won't stick. If you're studying while you're tired in addition to the fatigue factor that … [Read more...]

Focus Bursts: Using interval training and controlled panic for better study

RAISE THE INTENSITY of your studying - but STUDY IN SHORT BURSTS. We call it Focus Bursts™ and it only works when you both raise the Intensity AND study in Short Bursts. It's the combination of the two that's going to get you the memory and retention results studying work for you. It's like in the "Married With Children" theme song "Love and Marriage"  - you can't have one without the other. It sounds fairly simple and it is, but it's part of the neuro-science based, Focus Training System … [Read more...]

The first new memory techniques in over 100 years – and they work!

I'll have to admit I take pride in the fact that I'm the only person in over 100 years to invent new memory techniques. Why? Because I'm a serious advocate of developing real study skills that will not only help you get better grades, but will actually help you to learn. Memory training as an art form goes back to Ancient Greece and Socrates. At its origin memory skills were the tools of elder statesmen and priests. Because ancient methods of recording information was not as sophisticated or … [Read more...]

Study Smarter by Knowing Your Memory Mode

Students I meet on campuses across the country and around the world are always looking for new and better ways to do better on tests. One way I’ve discovered they can do this is by understanding the Memory Mode and how the brain triggers long term memory. When I teach my Memory Workshops we start by comparing Memory Modes to Learning Styles (audio, visual, kinesthetic) to help students see the difference and to understand that their memory mode is not a learning style but is a tool the brain … [Read more...]

The Competitive Edge – Knowing How to Learn

Today’s education system very much benefits the rich and hurts the poor – and that’s a problem the way I see it. It’s the wealthy student that gets the chance to have tutors and the extra time and strategies and extra resources. But the education system of the future is heading towards a more self-directed learning model – and that’s a good thing. My overall vision is that education is something that you do for your whole life and not just something you do in school. Taking the skillset of … [Read more...]

For better memory just pay attention! What’s my name?

Your first year of college and every year for that matter, you'll be meeting a lot of people for the first time. If you're like the average person, you'll have a hard time remembering everyone's name. Once you leave college and embark on your career, again, you'll be meeting a whole new set of people. In fact you'll be meeting people for the rest of your life, so here's a quick tip on how to remember the names of the people you meet. The toughest step to remembering a name is the first step - … [Read more...]

For Better Study Focus… Get the Right Instructions

Many people don't know that nearly half of the Farrow Method is not about memory techniques at all.  All of my fans and students tell me that speed memory is not important, but accuracy in memory is.  There is a secret I use every day to achieve tremendous focus in the brain.  This secret allowed me to break the toughest world record in memory because memory techniques alone were not enough. I designed my school memory tournaments to train students' brains for better focus. Today's tip for … [Read more...]

Cram it in one ear and it goes right out the other

This is a great graphic below from OnlineColleges.net that drives home some points I've been making to colleges students all across the country. It makes several great points but these are the ones that really stick out to me when it comes to colleges students and study skills: Most of the 'forgetting' happens right after you learn something. You lose half of what you learned within a few days unless the information is reviewed. The more you review something the stronger you'll make … [Read more...]

How you can use NeuroScience to Triple Your Memory

In my Study Smarter, Better Memory Workshop the first module I teach is called “NeuroScience Basics and Triple Your Memory.” It’s a 30 minute segment that’s half theory and half practice and a great place to start if you want to learn to study smarter. You’ll discover how your brain acquires information and that’s the basic underpinnings to just about everything else I do in my trainings. The Theory: There’s a mechanism in your brain that decides to learn – it’s not luck or chance. A decision … [Read more...]

Avoid tunnel vision for a faster read

Want to know the main reason that most people are reading at a much slower pace than they should be? They get tunnel vision! When reading, our eyes get a workout, moving fast and taking in all the information. As our eyes move faster they become stressed and the muscles fight against each other, leading to eyestrain, fatigue, and even headaches in some cases. It's at this fatigued stage that your vision becomes more 'tunneled' and as a result it takes more time to cover the same amount of … [Read more...]

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