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Identification of a poem and its source

I can't remember the place I read this poem as a grade-schooler. Google has some people asking about it but no answer. Does anyone know where this poem is from, especially author and where it was published in the 70s? This is as much as I remember: (poem inside) [more inside]
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee on Jun 24, 2016 - 6 answers

Tips to Pass the Adobe Certified Exam for Photoshop

I have a little over a month before I take the Adobe Certification Exam for Photoshop. I bought a study course that supposedly has a 1:1 correlation with the exam, and I am really struggling with the magnitude of the keyboard commands I have to memorize. If you've taken and passed this specific test, do you have any tips for me? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Dec 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Ever seen this handout that helps you memorize the US presidents?

As an elementary schooler during the early 1990s, I was tasked with memorizing all the US presidents. The instructor provided an illustrated handout that was supposed to help us remember the names in order by using mnemonic devices and sound-alikes. I would LOVE to see this handout again! Description inside. [more inside]
posted by meggan on Dec 15, 2014 - 5 answers

A keyboard that will teach me to play songs I actually want to play?

I'm looking for a keyboard that a) lets me play along to lit-up keys and b) allows me to either add my own music for it to decipher or tell it which keys I want to light up when I play a song. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jan 12, 2014 - 3 answers

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

Do memorization highlighter/sheet sets exist in America?

Apparently in Japan, there are these popular memorization aids that consist of a red highlighter pen and a translucent green sheet. You highlight a phrase in red on your notes, then cover the piece of paper with the green sheet. With the green sheet in place, you can read your notes except for the red bits, allowing you to test your ability to recall the occluded information. I've Googled around and found a few manufacturers: Pentel (no longer available for sale), Zebra, and this eBay listing with a Japanese brand name that I can't parse. Does anyone know of any other manufacturers or brands? Does this product exist in America, or will I pretty much have to import it?
posted by lizzicide on Oct 31, 2013 - 8 answers

What to do tonight so everybody feel better about opening next week?

We're in the final week of rehearsal for a play that opens next week -- public dress rehearsal is on Thursday (unless it's cancelled due to lack of interest because Halloween) -- Real opening night is November 1. Most of us are in over our heads, line-wise. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on Oct 23, 2013 - 17 answers

More poems like Millay's Recuerdo?

Please recommend poems like "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jun 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Quoting from literature in conversations

Does anyone memorize quotes from literary works and use them in conversations? [more inside]
posted by eisenl on Jan 24, 2013 - 35 answers

Memorize 4500 words in eight days?

Is it possible to memorize 4500 words verbatim in 8 days? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 30, 2012 - 13 answers


I'm memorizing all of the world capitals. What other flash-cardable things would be useful/impressive to memorize? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 16, 2012 - 32 answers

Can you recommend passages to memorize?

Can you recommend passages I can memorize in Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Russian? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 15, 2012 - 12 answers

mnemonics and numerals

How do you remember numbers? I create reports about and analyze stats all day, and I'd like to be able to remember "off the top of my head" at least a few of the keys numbers that I'm looking at. What memorization techniques or just general reading habits work for you?
posted by scribbler on Aug 6, 2011 - 16 answers

Nominative? Genitive? Ablative? Help me memorize what is what!

Latin filter: I am taking a basic Latin course and am having a heck of a time memorizing case endings. Does anyone have any tips for memorizing these? I tried flash cards, which work really well for vocab, but not so well for cases. Do I just need to write them out hundreds of times?
posted by apricot on Dec 15, 2010 - 26 answers

How do you say...

If you wanted to learn 100 words in a foreign (i.e. non-english) language, which words would you choose? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Lots of questions about memorization.

What's the best (free) spaced repetition program right now? What additional memorization techniques do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 30, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I use spaced repetition learning to improve my life?

How do I used spaced repetition learning to improve my life, beyond the obvious applications? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Sep 23, 2010 - 7 answers

What's the state of the art in educational games?

What's the state of the art in educational games? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Jan 6, 2010 - 5 answers

How much memorization does art dance performance require?

How much memorization does art dance performance require? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Your best tips for working with stacks of 5x3" paper index cards?

Give me your best tips and tricks for dealing with large volumes of 5x3" index cards! [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Oct 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me overcome my terror of my art history graduate school comprehensive exam.

Help me overcome my terror of my graduate school comprehensive exam. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jul 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Shakespeare's overlooked speeches

What are some good (relatively) obscure monologues from Shakespeare? [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Nov 29, 2008 - 15 answers

I am a human being! Not a tape recorder!

Please help me memorize a huge amount of dialog for a play! [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Mar 5, 2008 - 13 answers

Short world-changing documents written in English.

What essays, papers, or declarations were written in English and have changed the world.... and are short enough to memorize? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Oct 29, 2007 - 41 answers

Jobs involving memorization?

I have a good memory. What are some careers that involve memorization? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Jun 5, 2007 - 28 answers

Importing tab-delimited text into supermemo

How to import text into SuperMemo? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Feb 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Flash card programs for Windows ...?

What is the best software out there for making, printing and managing large numbers of flash cards? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Nov 15, 2006 - 2 answers

Can't Remember My Own Lyrics

I'm starting to gig out for the first time. Problem is I often forget the lyrics, even though I wrote them. Any suggestions for remembering one's own lyrics?
posted by Ironmouth on Jun 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Memorization/self-quiz software

Does anyone know of good computer software for general memorization? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on May 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me improve my memory!

I’m studying for an exam and would like some tips on polishing my memorization skills. How do actors remember their lines? I know repetition helps, but what else can I do to retain the questions/answers I’m studying. Any tips, tricks or websites of interest would be appreciated.
posted by johnd101 on Mar 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Language learning tips!

I'm at a stage where I need to memorize vocabulary in a foreign language, and I am looking for advice, tips & useful software. [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Feb 24, 2006 - 19 answers

What should I memorize?

What are some common and useful things I can memorize? I carry a Hipster PDA around, and I'd like to fill an index card or two with poetry, facts, or anything useful to memorize in my spare moments (standing in line, stuck somewhere without a book). I am not interested in scripture or conversion rates.
posted by NickDouglas on Jun 30, 2005 - 48 answers

temp to perm memory

For some research I'm doing (in order to help actors), I'd like to know what science exists about moving data from (human) temporary memory to (human) permanent memory. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 29, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I learn lots of people's names quickly?

How do I learn lots of names of people quickly? I'm beginning a summer at the Middlebury language schools and I need to get to know as many people as possible *quick*. Unfortunately, I suck at remembering names. Even for like 3 seconds. I try to write them down as fast as possible, and most of the time I lose it before I get to my handy pocket notebook. Tips?
posted by sdis on Jun 25, 2005 - 16 answers

Memorization tips and tricks?

Exam time. 2 weeks until some massive exams, which mostly consist of memorising and regurgitating code snippets and proofs for maths theorems out. Any tips/hints for last minute revision to round off longer term memorisation?
posted by Mossy on May 26, 2004 - 9 answers

Memorizing a 5-minute speech for a contest--in Japanese.

Help! I have less than one week to memorize a 5-minute speech for a contest--in Japanese. Most of what I can find on Google tells me not to bother with memorization, but the contest rules say I have to have it memorized verbatim. I have about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes memorized so far, but they're not solid yet. Does anyone have some tips for memorization?
posted by Jeanne on Mar 7, 2004 - 17 answers

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