Sentences and acrostics
mnemonic memory game
Like acronyms, you use the first letter of each word you are trying to remember.
Instead of making a new word, though, you use the letters to make a sentence. Here are
My Dear Aunt Sally (mathematical order of operations: Multiply and Divide before you
Add and Subtract)
Kings Phil Came Over for the Genes Special (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus,
Can you think of other examples? Like acronyms, acrostics can be very simple to
remember and are particularly helpful when you need to remember a list in a specific
order. One advantage over acronyms is that they are less limiting. If your words don't
form easy-to-remember acronyms, using acrostics may be preferable. On the other hand, they
can take more thought to create and require remembering a whole new sentence rather than
just one word (as is the case with acronyms). Otherwise, they present the same problem as
acronyms in that they aid memorization but not comprehension.