Methods of improving memory:
methods of loci - walking around kitchen to remember shopping list
acronyms - ROYGBIV (colours of the rainbow), MYEMJSUNP (planets in the solar system)
narrative - arranging tht items so that they make a story: The CAT sat on the MAT while drinking the MILK that was WHITE.
chunking - grouping similar things together: FRUIT: apples, bananas, oranges. DAIRY: milk, cheese, cream etc.