Mnemonics | South China Morning Post
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How do we commit to memory what really matters? The secret, say experts at the Association for Psychological Science in the US, is to have a moment of quiet.

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am

Stay true to yourself - be the best you can be


March 21 - April 19

A few changes are set to affect you. Even if you're not too keen on the new developments, they will be for the best. Your mind and circumstances have been like a stagnant pond lately: it's time to wash away the old and bring in the new.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

What's vital is that you try your best

Is talent really important? My answer is no. When I was in Form Two, I had poor results in mathematics.

One time I did the calculations for a problem wrongly and asked my teacher and a talented classmate for help. They explained it to me several times, but I could not understand.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Shall we discuss?

INTERACTION IS an essential feature in discussions. It shows others that you are not only listening, but actively taking part in a conversation.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Language point

Everything, nothing and something

These three very important words tell us 'how much'. Look at these sentences.

1. I know EVERYTHING about Japan. (You are the world's expert.)

2. I know NOTHING about Japan. (You have heard of the place but know zero about it.)

7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Utopian view of the world is an unattainable dream

I refer to the letter by Elsie Tu (South China Morning Post, March 30) in which she says I am a Western idealist (Post, March 26) who views the world 'through rose-tinted spectacles'.

In fact, I am a reluctant realist peering 'through a glass darkly' and I see a world entering a period of its history even more dangerous than the one that preceded it.

8 Apr 2002 - 12:00am