Peg Memory Tool

A peg system is roughly defined as an unchanging list of key memory items to which you hang variable items.

The significance of the Peg Tool is that you can associate things that are intrinsically not memorable to things that are more memorable. This tool is particularly useful for doing 2 tiered memory tasks where one uses a mixture of a peg and then one of the strong sequential tools such as the Journey Tool.
See also making your own tools

How does one create a Peg to remember something?

Pegs themselves are commonly images (i.e. something you can visualise in your head), that are linked to numbers.
For example the numbers can be pegged to things which rhyme with them, something which looks like the shape of the number or something entirely initially unrelated.

These are some examples:
Number to Peg To Rhyme method Shape method Items in a Location .
1 Gun,Bun Candle Leaf .
2 Shoe Swan Roots .
3 Tree Fork Nut .
4 Door Flag Stream .
5 Hive Snake Ant .
6 Sticks Yo-Yo Squirrel .
7 Heaven Scythe Soil .
8 Gate Chain Nuts .
9 Vine, Line Post Box Pond .
10 Tent, Hen Bat and Ball Path .

How do I then use these pegs?

Once you have a set of pegs worked out, you can then start using them. For example you might have a list of items to shop for.
You have to purchase 8 items at Woolworths, so just think of some scene for each item which links to the peg list you have learnt.
Say for example

How does RecallPlus compliment the Peg Method

As is probably obvious. These ten items can easily be put into an revised efficiently using RecallPlus, though this may not be necessary if you spend the time making particularly memorable ones.


Suggestion:- if you spend the time making especially strong associations using techniques such as these, it is suggested that you increase the time until RecallPlus tests you for the first time on your notes.
Select menu item - 'Options' - 'Preferences' - 'Timing' - 'Minimum interval to test' - change this from 10 to 60 or even 240 minutes!