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How do I come up with images at the same time I'm doing memo

Daikaigan

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I use Orozco/M2, with an average of 23sec Corners memo, 14sec Edges memo, and 40sec Execution. I've been thinking of switching to 3-style for corners but I feel like what's really hindering my time is how slow my memo is, since I've seen people being able to reach sub-1 with OP/M2 since their memo only takes around 20-30 seconds. My main problem is that for my Corners memo, I take around 10-15 seconds to list the words for the images, then I pause and spend another 10 seconds to come up with the image in my head. I've tried doing the images and the memo at the same time, but I end up not being able to remember what letter belongs to each sticker, ultimately making the overall memo slower. Any tips for me to improve on this?
 

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If you memo edges second and execute them first, don't come up with images or even a sentence for them. Most use audio memorization, where you essentially try to "pronounce" each letter pair in your head. It's not a good long term memory technique, but since you do them right away, you don't need them to stick as long.
 
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I use Orozco/M2, with an average of 23sec Corners memo, 14sec Edges memo, and 40sec Execution.
Since you are taking more time to memorise corners than edges, I am assuming you are doing CEEC, and using images for corners and audio for edges. If you have the same system for both (like in MBLD), the edge memo will be a bit longer as there are more targets in edges on average (11.xy vs 7.xy).

My main problem is that for my Corners memo, I take around 10-15 seconds to list the words for the images, then I pause and spend another 10 seconds to come up with the image in my head. I've tried doing the images and the memo at the same time, but I end up not being able to remember what letter belongs to each sticker, ultimately making the overall memo slower. Any tips for me to improve on this?
Best way to practice your lettering scheme is to disassemble the cube, and just point at a random sticker, and you should be unconsciously be able to remember the sticker. If not, try deliberate practice until you are comfortable with this process.

Also, a good way to make corner memo faster, is to join two images, and also make a sentence out of it. You do not need a PAO (Person action object) system of letter pairs necessarily for sentence making. With a bit of practice, you can translate letter pairs to sentence.

When I am not tracing on the cube, I like to practice and get faster with this using the amazing tool created by Roman, https://bestsiteever.ru/memotest/

Happy Memorising!
 
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