If asked, 90 percent of people will admit to having a poor memory. But is there anything we can do to improve our memory?
If possible, get together with an English-speaking friend or relative and try to come up with as many ideas as possible on how to improve one's memory.
Now read this article from The Browser that I found through Learn the Net. In Joshua Foer on Memory, the US memory champion picks five books about the art of remembering things which can throw some insight on what we can do to make things more memorable.
The Art of Memory, by Frances A Yates
The Book of Memory, by Mary Carruthers
Memory in Oral Traditions, by David C Rubin
Metaphors of Memory, by Douwe Draaisma
The Mind of a Mnemonist, by Aleksandr R Luria