Monday, February 16, 2009

Memory Tip #2

And now for the promised second memory tip for readers taking on the Klutzhood Reading Challenge.

It is a well known fact that one of the best triggers of memory is the sense of smell.  This second tip in helping with your Reading Challenge is sure to work, for it is based upon a large body of scientific evidence.  At least, I’m pretty sure it is.

Buy a large package of smelly felts.  Take a copy of Klutzhood and a selected smelly felt flavour, and highlight the entire first chapter, running the felt over the words.  

My suggestion would be black for licorice, simply because I really like licorice.  Unfortunately, although Chapter 1 would smell great as a licorice chapter, it would be very difficult to read.  Maybe you should go with orange for Chapter 1.  

After you’ve highlighted the words, read it and take a good long sniff at the end of each page.

For Chapter 2, I’d got with banana yellow.  For Chapter 3, it’s definitely a purple grape.  With Chapter 4, it’s a toss up between lime green and blueberry blue.

I think you get the idea.

When it comes time for the challenge, for any question from Chapter 1, you’ll pull out your smelly felt, jam it up your nose, inhale, and the answer should flash immediately into your mind.

At least, that’s the theory.  

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