I’m busy working on my 100 PAO, to form images for 0-99 people, actions and objects. I’m getting on ok with that and am now just looking ahead to how to best actually utilize it for the things I want to use it for so I begin applying it correctly.
I’m not interested in competitions - I want to be able to remember ‘useful’ information for the long term and reasonably quickly.
One of the main things I’m going to need to remember lots of are dates. E.g. the year kings/queens were born, died, dates of battles, dates famous people were born/died, and any other dates of note.
Now, for most dates the year should be enough - but what’s the best way to remember them?
One way I’m thinking is to ignore the first digit as that ought to be obvious. Then I just need to remember the last two digits (using the person from the PAO system I’m learning) and the century - though that’s maybe where I am wondering how best to do it.
One idea I’ve got is to create specific images for each century and combine them with the person. Is that worthwhile, or is it just easier to use a person/action to remember the year as there’s less work needed?
The next issue is for when I do need/want to remember the month and day too. How best to remember something like 3rd June 1873? Do I just split it up and use my PAO images for all the parts, or do I do something like have additional images for each month?
I suppose one reason for wondering about having extra images for the centuries/months is that I wonder whether some time down the line, after remembering a lot of things, the PAO images will get used so much that I could start getting them confused. Whereas if I had specific extra images for parts of the dates then date images should be different from any other numerical information I want to learn.
So how to you memorize dates for the long term?