Try these strategies
1. Acronym: One word. The letters help you remember the terms. Example BRASS = breathe, relax, aim, sight, squeeze How to shoot a rifle.
invented sentence where the first letter of each word is a cue to an idea.
G-Clef in music Every Good Boy Does Fine or Every Good Burger Deserves Fries
a 2-step memory process: 1. Memorize key words that can be associated with numbers
(one-bun) 2. Create an image of the items you need to remember the key words (
A bun (one) with cheese on it will remind me of dairy products)
Imagine placing the items you want to remember
in specific locations in a room with which you are familiar.
Example: To remember Presidents: Place a dollar bill on the door( Washington). Walk into the room and see Jefferson reclining on a sofa and
Nixon eating out or the refrigerator.
Select the foreign words you need to remember
, then identify an English word that sounds like the foreign word.
Now imagine an image that involves the key word with the English meaning of the foreign word.
Example: In Spanish, the
word “cabina” means phone booth. When
you see the word “cabina,” you should be able to recall this image and
thereby retrieve the meaning “phone booth.”
relationship between the name and the physical characteristic of the person.
Example: Shirley Temple- her
curly (rhymes with “Shirley’)
hair around her temples
Numbers: Match the number to the corresponding letter that you would find on your
telephone keypad. For example:
667-6337 could be Mopoffs
8. Chaining: Create a story where each word or idea you have to remember will cue the next idea you need to recall. Example: Napoleon, ear, door, Germany: Story: Napoleon had his ear to the door to listen to Germans in his beer cellar. A modified method may also be used. Try this technique with the list of the most populated U.S. cities found below. For example:
Albuquerque sound like turkey. Imagine the turkey drinking an orange Fanta (Atlanta) …etc.