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This Instructable will teach you how to build a small paper book with texts, images or drawings inside to help you remember things you must know. Useful for school, learning languages, learning some complex procedure, etc.

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Step 1: Tools Needed

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For this Instructable, we need:

- A4 Paper Sheets (white and preferably light)

- Pencil

- Pen

- Rubber

- Scissors

- Stapler (a big one)

- Contents Source (our source of information to be included in the Memory Aid)

All the tools and materials are shown in the picture below.

Step 2: Folding

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Take a paper sheet and fold it in two equal parts. Remember that the more perfect the folding, the more perfect the Memory Aid will be.
Repeat this process two more times until you have a small imperfect mini book with 16 pages.

Step 3: Numbering the pages

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Now, position your Memory Aid in front of you and number all the pages.

You can't forget any of them, otherwise you can make the all process fail.

Some pages are tricky to number because they are behind other pages that are easy to number. You should have in total 16 pages, as said before.

Mark the pages with a pencil so you can erase the numbers at the end.

Step 4: Writing the Content

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Now, unfold the paper sheet to its original shape.

You can now add the front cover (page 1), back cover (page 16) and contents (pages 2-15), following the page numbers. To get more advice on inserting the contents, check the last step.

Step 5: Finishing Steps

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If you have all your contents written down, you can now finish your Memory Aid.

Fold the sheet again into the mini book shape and use the stapler to maintain the pages together, as depicted below.

Using the scissors, cut the top edge and the fore edge of the mini book, as shown below.

Congratulations, you have your own Memory Aid. I hope you find it useful! I certainly do, since I such minibooks for Maths, Mythology, Sciences, English, German, Latin, Famous Quotes and Programming!
just saying, you dont really need a front or back cover, use it to write more crap
grundisimo7 years ago
JZweige can you send me a copy of everything in your book in my inbox???????? the instructable was great im voting for you =)
the finished one
JZweige (author)  grundisimo7 years ago
but... the one saying how to do a great instructable?
yes that one!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. i voted 5.0 like 8 billion times
p.s.s. the one on the last step last two pictures on the bottom
Its actually PPS not PSS
feo0077 years ago
I did this before you did!! And I entered it. Please, check to see if this already exists before you make it!! Mine was uploaded somewhere mar.18!!
JZweige (author)  feo0077 years ago
! I didn't notice! But yours is not as good as mine in my opinion and there many altoids version for example. Besides, yours is not exactly like mine and I explored content making.
BURNAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! feo007...........
you just got owned!!!!!!!!!!!!!
just found this ....
JZweige (author)  topgunhotshot057 years ago
WOW! that's a great site! I must explore it a bit! very cool!
Hey, I love making these... I found a how-to of this on youtube last july and have been using this study method ever since! one tip for you; Instead of writing it by hand, make a template in photoshop or and type everything. i find it much easier to read (sloppy printing) and you can fit a lot more stuff on a page and organize better. Great Instructable
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
You got AIDS!