Online Store for Wayz Press and Mempowered

This store is a joint operation by Wayz Press and the Mempowered website. Here you will find both the books published by Wayz Press, as well as courses and other products offered by Mempowered.

Most of the books are available in multiple formats, to suit your reading devices. You may also purchase many of these books in print form, through Amazon or other booksellers, or here, if you're a New Zealand resident.

All the books in this store are DRM-free. That means they are yours to own, and no one can take them back. You can print from them, and convert them to other formats.

This store is personally monitored by Dr McPherson, who will respond within 24 hours to any problems or concerns you may have with these products or the store.

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Letters to Emma (Paperback) edited by Fiona McPherson

 

A personal history of early New Zealand, through the correspondence of a leading Oamaru family. 

 

The ‘black 1880s’ were a hard time for many in New Zealand, and this was felt across society — for young men struggling to establish themselves and ‘patriarchs’ alike.

Such a patriarch was George Sumpter, prominent...

US$23.45
Book cover Planning to Remember: How to remember what you’re doing and what you plan to do (Paperback) by Fiona McPherson, PhD

 

Do you have problems remembering birthdays and anniversaries, appointments and errands?

Do you sometimes find yourself in a room, and wonder why you're there?

Do you end up doing things twice because you've forgotten you've already done them?

Of all the memory failures...

US$12.35
Book cover How to learn: The 10 principles of effective revision and practice (Paperback) by Fiona McPherson, PhD

 

Working ‘hard’ is not enough. To be an effective student, you want to work ‘smart’.

Being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being 'smart'. In Effective Notetaking and Mnemonics for Study, Dr McPherson showed readers many strategies for...

US$19.80
Book cover Effective Notetaking (2nd ed) (Paperback) by Fiona McPherson, PhD

 

You can predict how well a student will do simply on the basis of their use of effective study strategies.

This book is for college students who are serious about being successful in study, and teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn.

Being a successful student is far more about being...

US$17.30
Book cover Mnemonics for Study (Paperback) by Fiona McPherson, PhD

 

A successful student uses effective strategies

Being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being 'smart'. In fact it is possible to predict how well a student will do simply on the basis of their use of study strategies.

Mnemonics is one class of...

US$11.55
Fighting mental decline

An online course for those in mid-life concerned by declining abilities at learning, remembering, & thinking. More details at Mempowered

US$95.00
Improving your memory skills

A general interest course for those who want to sharpen their abilities at learning & remembering. More details at Mempowered

US$95.00
How to remember what you learn

An online course aimed at high school and first-year undergraduate students. More details at Mempowered

US$95.00
cover image Helping your aging memory by Fiona McPherson, PhD

An edited and organized collection of articles and news reports from the Mempowered website, that discuss ways of fighting age-related cognitive decline.

The collection  includes information on the role of mental stimulation, mental exercise, memory training, physical exercise, diet, and supplements, in preventing or delaying cognitive...

US$2.99
cover image Memory impairment in the aging brain by Fiona McPherson, PhD

An edited and organized collection of articles and news reports from the Mempowered website, that discuss Alzheimer's and other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and cognitive decline that may result from various clinical conditions. Includes:

  • Cognitive function in various clinical conditions
    • Cardiac arrest
    • ...
US$2.99
cover image Memory in normal aging by Fiona McPherson, PhD

An edited and organized collection of articles and news reports from the Mempowered website, on the subject of age-related cognitive decline. The booklet (60 pages) includes the following topics:

  • Memory in normal aging
  • The Seattle Longitudinal Study of Adult Intelligence
  • Why do some cognitive processes decline with...
US$2.99
cover Active Reading by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A simple gathering of the website articles on active reading into one convenient, downloadable document (pdf format). Includes:

  • Working memory, expertise & retrieval structures.
  • Understanding scientific text
  • Novices' problems with scientific text
  • Reading Scientific Text
    • Identifying structure.
    • ...
US$0.00
cover Mnemonics at a Glance by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A simple gathering of the Mempowered website articles on mnemonic strategies into one convenient, downloadable document. Includes:

  • What mnemonics are, and what they are for
  • Using mnemonics
  • Visual Vs Verbal Mnemonic Techniques
  • The myth of imagery
  • The Art of Memory
  • Verbal mnemonics
  • ...
US$0.00
cover Learning another language by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A collection of the website articles on learning another language in one convenient, downloadable document. Includes:

  • Approaches to learning another language
  • Strategies for learning languages
  • Basic principles of learning
  • Mnemonics for learning languages
  • Gesturing
  • Writing things out
  • ...
US$0.00
cover image The sharpest edge by F.M. McPherson

 

A story of intense friendship and self-discovery

 

The secrets are out. Surely now Dave and the Jaeger family can move on with their lives. But secrets aren’t so easily told or accepted. Coming to terms with their pasts will require all their courage, and it will tear their hearts.

And all the secrets are not yet told...

US$2.99
Book cover How to Approach Learning: What teachers and students should know about succeeding in school by Fiona McPherson, PhD

Academic success is rooted in a number of factors, of which 'intelligence' is only one. Attitude and beliefs, and knowledgeable strategy use, are critical. This is the core message of this collection of articles and research reports on study skills from the author's websites, arranged and edited for greater cohesiveness. Its aim is to describe...

US$0.00
Book cover, The Sumpter family at Oakleigh Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru through the eyes of the Sumpter family edited by Fiona McPherson

 

A personal history of early New Zealand, told through the correspondence of a leading Oamaru family. 

 

The ‘black 1880s’ were a hard time for many in New Zealand, and this was felt across society — for young men struggling to establish themselves and ‘patriarchs’ alike.

Such a patriarch was George Sumpter, prominent...

US$6.99
Cover image Mnemonics for Study by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A successful student uses effective strategies

Being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being 'smart'. In fact it is possible to predict how well a student will do simply on the basis of their use of study strategies.

Mnemonics is one class of study...

US$4.99
Cover image Effective Notetaking (2nd ed) by Fiona McPherson, PhD

You can predict how well a student will do simply on the basis of their use of effective study strategies.

This book is for college students who are serious about being successful in study, and teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn.

Being a successful student is far more about being a smart...

US$7.99
Cover image Planning to Remember (Everyday Skills) by Fiona McPherson, PhD

Do you have problems remembering birthdays and anniversaries, appointments and errands?

Do you sometimes find yourself in a room, and wonder why you're there?

Do you end up doing things twice because you've forgotten you've already done them?

Of all the memory failures that...

US$8.99
Cover image The Memory Key by Fiona McPherson, PhD

Dr McPherson's original memory book is out of print but is still available as a downloadable e-book, in PDF format. Note that an updated edition of The Memory Key, published by Random House UK as Perfect Memory Training, is available in both digital and print form from booksellers.

 

US$7.99
book cover How to learn: The 10 principles of effective revision and practice by Fiona McPherson, PhD

Working ‘hard’ is not enough. To be an effective student, you want to work ‘smart’.

Being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being 'smart'. In Effective Notetaking and Mnemonics for Study, Dr McPherson showed readers many strategies for improving...

US$7.50
Book cover Hunting Night by F.M. McPherson

A killer who has never killed. A virgin who has raped a thousand women. Mike Jaeger lives always on the cusp of violence, trying to balance the world of the present and the world of the past. Deep in his cells, ancestral memory is written in full senso-round.

His ancestors hunted men in the deep forests and the endless steppes. A private...

US$2.99
cover image Secrets have jagged edges by F.M. McPherson

 

Secrets have jagged edges. When you open them, they tear the heart. 

And the secrets of families have the sharpest edge of all.

 

He’s hearing voices and seeing terrible creatures in the shadows. Is Mike going crazy? Is he right to believe his father knows more than he’s saying?

And if he is going crazy, what...

US$2.99
Successful Learning Simplified by Fiona McPherson, PhD

Being smart helps. Working hard helps more. But working effectively helps most of all.

There's a great deal that research can now tell us about how to study effectively. For 20 years, I've been reporting on research into memory and learning, and explaining how these findings can be translated into practical advice. In...

US$8.69
Book cover How to Approach Learning: What teachers and students should know about succeeding in school by Fiona McPherson, PhD

Academic success is rooted in a number of factors, of which 'intelligence' is only one. Attitude and beliefs, and knowledgeable strategy use, are critical. This is the core message of this collection of articles and research reports on study skills from the author's websites, arranged and edited for greater cohesiveness. Its aim is to describe...

US$0.00
cover Active Reading by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A simple gathering of the website articles on active reading into one convenient, downloadable document (pdf format). Includes:

  • Working memory, expertise & retrieval structures.
  • Understanding scientific text
  • Novices' problems with scientific text
  • Reading Scientific Text
    • Identifying structure.
    • ...
US$0.00
cover Mnemonics at a Glance by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A simple gathering of the Mempowered website articles on mnemonic strategies into one convenient, downloadable document. Includes:

  • What mnemonics are, and what they are for
  • Using mnemonics
  • Visual Vs Verbal Mnemonic Techniques
  • The myth of imagery
  • The Art of Memory
  • Verbal mnemonics
  • ...
US$0.00
cover Learning another language by Fiona McPherson, PhD

A collection of the website articles on learning another language in one convenient, downloadable document. Includes:

  • Approaches to learning another language
  • Strategies for learning languages
  • Basic principles of learning
  • Mnemonics for learning languages
  • Gesturing
  • Writing things out
  • ...
US$0.00