I am a bit reluctant of using palaces (and linking)
If you don’t find “Memory Palace” useful for your purpose,that is fine. There are memory experts who don’t use Memory Palace at all. Mr Harry Lorayne is one such individual. He had used ‘linking method’ extensively and openly took stand against Memory Palace! He claimed that he could memorize vast amount of materials only by ‘linking/story method’!
I believe,with Memory Palace any branch of knowledge can be stored in human memory. MP is a very very powerful thing. No wonder humans have been using Memory Palace for thousands of years(please,read the books “The Memory Code” and “Memory Craft” by Lynne Kelly,if you are curious to know more about MP)! Interestingly,you have to use it extensively in order to see its real power! The more you use Memory Palace technique,the more skilled you get at it…
Interestingly,you will actually not need Memory Palace after you have cemented your learning material in long term material and the material has become a ‘second nature’(knowledge!!). For example,I learned 200 items for Dominic System for number with the help of Memory Palace. But after a couple of weeks,I could easily recall all 200 items without the help of Memory Palace. I don’t need MP anymore for Dominic System!!!
applying in real life may be complicated as most of the knowledge is conceptual, but i believe i can do it by imagining situations and drawing them. Would you suggest something else?
There are so many different ways, you can apply what you have learned,in real life. For example,you can start to write blogs and make videos in Youtube to explain to others what you have learned. Or,you can teach someone. Teaching is a great way to ‘learn’ something and find out the gaps of one’s knowledge! You can teach others via forums,discuss the topics of your interest with others. Even oppose them and their point of views just to strengthen your own learning. You can discuss what you have learned with your friend. There are so many ways to apply your knowledge in real life.
I also try to apply ‘interleaved practice’ so my learning gets stronger!
I hope,you have heard about ‘Feynman technique’ of learning. Mr. Feynman,a renowned scientist,encourages to explain what one has learned in simple way to others(or even to oneself,if non one else is available)! You learn a lot by teaching others,you can find the gap of knowledge only when you try to make someone else understand what you have learned…!!! You need to find the gap of knowledge within you and fill it up with reviewing your subject matter,like Mr Feynman has suggested…I personally found ‘Feynman technique’ to be a very effective method.
We all suffer form the ‘Dunning kruger’ effect. We ‘think’ we know something,but only when we try to apply our knowing in real life,we find the gaps of knowledge. ‘Feynman technique’ is great for avoiding ‘Dunning Kruger’ effect.
Which one would you recommend me to master first? or should i try them all at the same time?
Do you have any source you specifically found useful ?
You mean the “Major System” and “Dominic System”? You should choose the “Major System”. I have learned both. I found,Major System is easy and quick to develop,as there are a lot of available resources on Major System.