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  • in reply to: Is only the calculation performed in the mind? #7588
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for posting this question. In the two years I have had the course and the book, you are the first person to ask this. I am actually aware of this problem and I will be updating both the book and the course with the method in the coming months. Later on in the book you will find that it is also hard to remember the answer you already calculated. There are two ways to solve this problem.

    First way you can free up your working memory is to say the numbers out loud. For small numbers this is all you need to do.

    The second way which needs a little more explanation is to use the memory palace. You need to visualize each number 0 to 9 as an object like 0 as a basket ball. 6 as a dice because dice has 6 faces, 9 as a balloon because it looks like a baloon. Basically each number should look like the object or should be associated with the object.

    You need to then make the place where you live your memory palace. Nothing to remember here because you already know your house by heart. However you should remember the locations in your house in a specific order as you walk through it. For example the first location of your house will always be the front entrance. The second location will be the first room as you enter your house and so on. You need at least 7 to 9 locations in your memory palace. So if you don’t have that many rooms in your house have two locations in the same room. For example you can make the TV in your living room the first location and the couch your second location.

    The important thing is you need to know the order of the location in your palace by heart. If I ask you what is the 4th location is you should be able to say it’s your kitchen sink almost instantly.

    Most of the time you need only one palace which you will use to remember the digits of your answer as you calculate. But in some cases where the problem itself is very long like 45536 + 86395, you will need two more memory palaces to remember the two digits of the problem. So ideally you need to create 3 different memory palaces using the places you already know well.

    Now each number you will place in the corresponding location in the memory palace. So if the first digit of your answer is 9 you will place a giant baloon that blocks the entrance of your house. If the second digit is 0 you will see a basketball bounce and hit the TV as soon as you enter the house. The idea is to not only place the object in the corresponding location in the memory palace but also visualize the object interacting with memory palace in someway so it becomes more memorable.

    If you have to remember a, b and c in a + b = c, you will have to use three different memory palaces. Don’t place more than one number in the same palace.

    As mentioned earlier. Simply saying the numbers out loud is sufficient most of the time. But with practice using a memory palace will seem natural.

    Let me know if this makes sense or if you have any questions.

    in reply to: Hi everybody #7539
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    Welcome to the community, Giuseppe. Looking forward to seeing your habit challenge.

    in reply to: Greetings from norcal #7506
    Abhishek R
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    Welcome to the community, Sebastian. Looking forward to your habit challenge.

    in reply to: Hi everybody (from Chile) #7428
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Matias,

    If you have learning goals, you need to create clear learning plans. Otherwise you will not be consistent with your schedule.

    If you find yourself lacking energy in the evening, I recommend you prioritize your habits in the morning.

    Looking forward to seeing you create your habit challenge.

    in reply to: Model habit #7326
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Barsha,

    How is your habit coming along? After a month, I would recommend you add Pushups or Squats to your routine.

    in reply to: khamba ghani (hello )from India #7198
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Aditi,

    Welcome to the Ofpad community. If you complete the course and the workbook at the end of each lesson, you would have formed a habit in no time.

    Do take part in the community and start a habit challenge. Looking forward to your posts in the Habit Challenge.

    in reply to: How’s everyone doing today or whenever you see this? #6938
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Kathy.

    Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your time here.

    BSN is Nursing right? Do you plan to study further next year or are going to start working?

     

    in reply to: Hello. I am Barsha and I just started following Ofpad. #6914
    Abhishek R
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    Welcome to the community Barsha. Delighted to see you here. What skills are you working on apart from your academic studies?

    in reply to: Hello I am new here #6910
    Abhishek R
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    Welcome to the community barsha and mehul

    in reply to: Ideal day :- Entrance exam preparation #6908
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Mehul,

    What entrance exam are you preparing for? Also what specific habit are you trying to develop?

     

     

    in reply to: Hello I am new here #6888
    Abhishek R
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    Hi Ankit

    Welcome to the Ofpad Community. I was in a similar place when I was in college. I picked up a lot of hobbies and side interests that grew into a life long passion. Programming is something that will be worth investing your time in.

    How are you learning programming?

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