I was asked a question over the weekend about my new book (Mastering Memory: 75 Memory Hacks for Success in School, Work, and Life) and how it relates to my first memory book (Unlock Your Amazing Memory: The Fun Guide That Shows Grades 5 to 8 How to Remember Better and Make School Easier). The question was, “Which book is right to help my student - should I get the new one or the old one?”
It’s a great question and one that was easy to answer for the person asking me the question but harder, possibly, to advise you.
The first book is best for students in grades 2 (with some teacher or parental help to keep them on track and help with some of the ideas) to grade 8. Grades 7-8, however, will find the book a little silly. The content is right on but the tone may turn them off a bit. If they can get past that it’s the best book for them, but if they can’t the Mastering Memory book is better.
For students in grades 9 and up, including college (and adults in any class!) the Mastering Memory book is great. It has 25 super-helpful hacks for students/learning and the other two chapters (Life and Work) also have great ideas that translate well into not only those other areas of their lives but can also be applied to learning and studying.
If you'd like specifics, check out both books on Amazon. You should be able to see the first many pages using the “Look Inside” feature on the left side of the screen just above the book picture.
If you have a specific question or concern - or your student just can’t seem to remember something - please email me! I’m passionate about helping people remember better. Life is too short to suffer from a bad memory (or to hate learning because things just don’t stick in the mind).