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At SA Memory Institute our Goals are:

  • To develop your child's total character by shortening his/her study time
  • To improving his/her study techniques
  • And showing him/her how to really enjoy his/her studies
  • Our main goal is to see to it that your child achieves his / her full potential - Don't forget it!!

SAMI'S Benefits for the Learner - Learning Skills

  • Left and right brain development
  • Effective listening, writing and reading
  • Memorising and recalling
  • Summaries and identifying of keywords
  • Exam techniques and exam stress

SAMI'S Benefits for the Learner - Life Skills

  • Positive attitude
  • Communication skills (Active listening)
  • Better concentration, logic and creativity
  • Time management, planning
  • Preparation for tertiary studies

World Wide Education - Help your Child for the rest of their lives

  • Learning is an important skill that needs to be developed in children.
  • It is necessary for success at school, as well as for further education and beyond.
  • World Wide Education has helped over 8 000 children since 1997 with learning, life and reading skills.

The Importance of a Good Memory

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How important is a good memory? To answer that question, let us consider two imaginary people, Bill and Ben. They are the same age, of the same intelligence, and have similar abilities in most areas.

One difference between them is that Bill has what is called a 'good' memory. He finds facts, figures, jokes, stories, names and faces easy to remember, and never forgets appointments or things he is supposed to do.

Ben, on the other hand, has always said that he 'suffers' from a poor memory. He remembers little of what he reads or hears on most subjects, and is generally absentminded. He constantly forgets things he is supposed to do, and can never remember a joke or anecdote, even though he has heard hundreds.

At school and college, Bill sails through his examinations with flying colours. He finds it easy to learn facts, figures, dates, formulas, etc. For exams, and consistently gets high marks.

Ben, however, struggles with his studies. He spends hours-repeating information to himself over and over again. He writes out his notes several times in the hope that the information will 'stick' in his memory. After a lot of very hard, repetitive studying he manages to pass most of his exams.

Later in life, Bill and Ben both work for the same company. Bill's office is a model of efficiency. He has facts at his fingertips, and can find any information he needs quickly and efficiently. He knows the names of all the members of staff, as well as something about them and what their capabilities are. He can assimilate any information he hears or reads quickly and effectively. He remembers appointments, dates, and where he has met people before.

Ben's office is in a state of constant chaos. His desk is covered with scraps of paper on which he has written notes to himself. He chews a pencil frantically as he stares in desperation at a notice board plastered with more notes and reminders. The telephone rings, and a name is mentioned. He is desperately trying to remember where he has heard the name before when a colleague comes in to inform him that he should have been in a meeting ten minutes ago. Ben finishes his phone call, still in a state of confusion, and the phone rings again. This time it's his wife, asking him if he'd remembered to contact the Electricity Board about their cooker, which is on the blink. As he frantically hunts for his notes for the meeting he has to attend, another colleague comes in demanding to know what he has done about a project which was due yesterday...

If you were told that one of these two had become Chairman of the company, could you guess which? Bill's memory also helps him socially. He never forgets a name or face, and always remembers appointments and things he has promised to do. He remembers most of the jokes and anecdotes he hears, making him popular at parties and functions. He easily recalls fact about current news items and topical affairs. His memory skills help him to excel at bridge and other card games.

In short, a good memory can be a great asset, and a bad memory can be hampering at school, work, and in social life.

Fortunately, everyone has the capacity for developing a better memory.

Interested in what we have to offer? Then click the button to the right to send an enquiry!

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Head Office phone:
Tel: 021 979 2225
Cell: 084 575 8753
Fax: 086 617 2144
info@memoryinstitute.co.za