Mnemonics & Memory Tricks
By: Alyssa Robey
Why I Chose to Learn About Mnemonics
What is Mnemonic Device?
The Research & Psycologist
Musical Mnemonics & Name Mnemonics
EX: at a young age children are taught the states in alphabetical order by learning the '50 Nifty United States' song.
Name Mnemonics is a method where, you take the first letter of each word in a list of items and arrange them to make a name of a person or thing.
EX: R.O.Y. G. B.I.V= colors of the rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)
Expression/Word & Model
EX: 7 coordinating conjunctions (For, And, Nor,But, Or, Yet, So = F.A.N.B.O.Y.S)
Model mnemonic is a drawn out representation for one to be able to look at.
EX: A circular sequence , pyramid of different levels (food pyramid), or even a pie chart
Rhyme & Note Organization
EX: In 1942, Columbus sailed the ocean blue
Note Organization is physically organizing the ideas in your brain by putting them on note cards or creating an outline.
Image & Connection
EX: A mental picture of a star might help you remember the definition of the word 'scintillating' because it means shinning and dazzling, much like how we picture a star.
Connection mnemonics involving using the connection to something already well known, in order to remember the information.
EX: loNgitude runs North to south
EX:A principal at a school is your pal, and a principle you believe or follow is a rule.
Whats Going on in the Brain?