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Do you have any tips to help a child with memorization?

I would love any tips or tricks with memorization that you could share. My son, who is nine years old, is a sweet, smart little kid who just can't seem to memorize. He does, indeed, seem to have a poor memory, and often appears to forget trips we go on, or movies we have seen, etcetera. I always attributed this to the dreaminess of a gifted child. But now that he is in fourth grade, he is struggling to learn. Multiplication facts, State Capitals, you name it -- he just can't seem to get the hang of it. We have tried flash cards, songs, writing things down repeatedly, simple mnemonics. I'm out of ideas, especially since memorization was always super simple for me, and the key to whatever academic success I had as a kid. His standardized test scores are super high, and I do think he is trying. I'm not a tiger mom by any means, I just hate to see him so frustrated. What memorization tools am I overlooking?
posted by Malla on Dec 2, 2013 - 19 answers

How to cultivate your rolodex without overtilling?

What, if anything, do you do to keep in touch with old contacts when you don't really have any reason (providing or asking for a reference, answering questions, etc.) to speak with them? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Sep 12, 2011 - 12 answers

What should I do with my life?

I need advice on my special snowflake academic future. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Is a great MA program worth the debt?

I got into a top English grad program, but they defaulted me from PhD to MA. Is it worth shouldering the massive debt of a Master's degree, or should I gamble on getting into a PhD program next year? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 17, 2010 - 33 answers

Being the bright kid at 30

I would like to be the bright kid again, but I've just turned 30. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 17, 2008 - 33 answers

Writing a (non-academic) resume for a perpetual student?

Writing a (non-academic) resume for a perpetual student? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on May 13, 2008 - 8 answers

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