Get those facts and figures into your brain quickly and easily. Learning to use mnemonics brings fun to studying.
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Memorising facts and figures or patterns, although often necessary, can be the most boring part of learning. Inject some fun into the exercise and ensure you remember, by using mnemonics.
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What are mnemonics?
Mnemonic (silent first m) devices are ways of remembering something using "artificial means". We could create a saying, a story or a poem to enable us to remember the original idea or list of words which we have trouble with remembering "naturally".
Often we use the initial letters of the words in the list as the initial letters of the words in the story. For example,
"Richard of York gave battle in vain" gives us the order of the seven colours of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Another type of mnemonic is an acrostic: making a phrase or sentence from the letters of a single word. This can be helpful if spelling is all important. For example:
"Orange cream cookies are sticky," Iobserved naturally. [OCCASION]
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1. The order of reactivity of the metals:
Please send Lord Charles MacLean a zebra if the lean horse can't munch sweet grass properly.