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Improve Your Memory

 

Here are some tricks to help improve your memory

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Acronyms

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Acronyms is when you make a word from the first letter of each word to be memorized is used.  For example, HOMES for the Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior).

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Acrostics

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Acrostics are phases or poems in which the first letter of each word or line functions as a cue to help you recall the words that you are trying to remember.  For example, “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” is used to remember the order of operations in Math.

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Narrative

Making up a story with the list of words throughout the narrative helps with memorizing.

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Rhymes or Songs

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Rhyming or songs can help retention of information.  For example,  “I after E except after C”?  Or making a rap song about the state capitals.    Try searching Youtube; they have many songs/videos to help remember specific information

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Be silly

Use silly phrases or personalize your information to help remember it.  For example,

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Visualization

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Use graphic organizers to help organize and remember information.

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Flash Cards

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When information is written out on cards it not only helps you remember it through the writing, but you can quiz yourself or have someone quiz you.