MemLok Memorization Tips
- Hundreds of tips are in MemLok. You get one every day when you finish your review!
- Make review time a priority, not something you "work in". Review just before something you do everyday (breakfast, turn on radio in car, devotions, practice instrument, clear the table, bathe) etc.
- Put a check on the card when you have used the verse or it has been used in your life. For me, an experience associated with the verse really seals it in my heart.
- Try to talk outloud for five straight minutes about the verse, alone, with a group or your family.
- About numbers: notice sequence Jms. 3:4,5; similarities 2 Chr. 7:14 and 2 Cor. 7:10; multiples Lk. 15:20; duplications Mk. 15:15; odds 1 Cor. 3:13-15; evens 1Thes. 4:16-18.
- Write out the first letter of each word or key word. Then practice saying the whole verse from this.
- Notice alphabetical order of words you mix up. 1 Tim. 1:17 eternal, immortal, invisible NASB
- Pray through your verse phrase by phrase in the first person, adding your thoughts.
- Yell the word or phrase you always miss, as you review.
- Review out loud in this order: Topic-Reference-Verse-(no stopping for breath here!)-Reference. Be sure you learn it word perfect.
- Don't immediately look on the back when you can't remember! Make your mind do the work of recall. Recall locks the verse in much more than repetition.
- Ask a small group or ministry team to give 5-10 minutes a week for listening to verses in pairs.
- Use traveling or waiting time to say verses together, in turns, or each saying the "next" word. The first person says the verse. One by one the rest join in and repeat it together.
- Commit one quiet time a week to this verse and its context to apply the verse. Memorization without application is nearly useless.
- Learn your verse phrase by phrase and do start next week's verse even if you're not ready yet.
- If you have already memorized the verse in another version, don't try to change!
- Precede your review with some form of exercise. Studies show the mind is more alert.
- WALK while you review your cards. You'll FOCUS more and find application can come easily. Talking out loud while you walk will increase that.
- Since you have the flexibility to print coloring pages with or without the reference/verse...print copies each way during the week. Toward the end of the week, have them write out the verse below the picture. Select a favorite and put it in a binder. From ages 3-10, you'll have a neat record of handwriting and coloring skills plus over 300 verses they've memorized.
- Have a non-memorizer hold you accountable each week. Eccl. 4:9,10 When both are memorizing and one doesn't do his verse, he doesn't ask you so say yours as readily.
- Print the color 8.5x11" pages and use them as inexpensive wallpaper :) The Word encourges having the Word before your eyes. (Neat on the bedrooms ceiling too!). In the software, every time you finish reviewing, one of 550 different Tips, Suggestions, Stories and Encouragements pop up!
Originally I was handed a MemLok verse card at the CHEO homeschooling convention in 2002. I have since ordered MemLok a total of 4 times (some as gifts) as well as purchased a license to print for 30 people.
Encourage people to hand cards to their friends - The product will sell itself.
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