How to Improve Memory Using Mnemonic Devices
Posted September 17, 2013on:
Have you tried a mnemonic device yet to help you study? A mnemonic device is a memorization technique using clues to help us remember information, usually by associating information we want to remember with an image, a sentence or a word.
One of the most common mnemonic devices is to create a sentence where the first letter of each word represents something you want to remember. For example, a way to remember the order of the planets is: My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets = Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
Rhyming is another great way to remember things. For example, a rhyme to remember when Christopher Columbus discovered America goes: In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue.
There are tons of other mnemonic devices for you to try. So go ahead and get a little fun and creative with your studying.