Ancient Greek scholar states “Memory is an admirable gift of
nature by which we recall past things, we embrace present things and we contemplate future
things through their likeness to past things”.
The Oxford dictionary defines a mnemonic as "of or designed to aid the
memory". The word is derived from the name of the Greek goddess of memory -
Mnemosyne. You see the Greeks thought so much of the ability to memorize that they
worshipped it in the form of a goddess. Sophisticated mnemonic
techniques elsewhere but each of the items below is a simple popular aid to memory that we
can all use straight away.
Mnemonic instruction refers to instructional or learning strategies designed
specifically to improve memory. In many cases, it refers to modifying or changing
to-be-learned information to link it directly to information the learner already knows.
Mnemonics is a scientific tested technique based on our knowledge of principals of
memory. There is the Link-word method to help memorize material, the peg word method,
chunking, associations (stories), ridiculous associations, and the use of acronyms and
acrostics. The famous ROY G BIV for learning the colors of the rainbow is an
example a mnemonic acronym as well as the not so famous RAVEN to remember when to
use “affect” VS “effect”-Remember, Affect, Verb, Effect,
Noun. Mnemonics strategies gathered from research articles has been used to learn
people’s names, foreign language, to learn the states and capitals, letters of the
alphabet and spelling words to name a few.
http://soundnumbers.com/40.htm Try to memorize Pi.
Exercise for mnemonic memory
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