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Writing Prompt 9/25/12 What tricks do you use to remember things? What tricks do you use to remember things? Come up with a memory “trick” that you think.

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1 Writing Prompt 9/25/12 What tricks do you use to remember things? What tricks do you use to remember things? Come up with a memory “trick” that you think would work for each of the different learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Come up with a memory “trick” that you think would work for each of the different learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

2 Memory Tricks

3 Mnemonics General term for memory tool General term for memory tool Includes Includes The Link Method and Story Method – Remembering a Simple ListThe Link Method and Story Method – Remembering a Simple ListThe Link Method and Story MethodThe Link Method and Story Method The Number/Rhyme Mnemonic – Remembering Ordered ListsThe Number/Rhyme Mnemonic – Remembering Ordered ListsThe Number/Rhyme MnemonicThe Number/Rhyme Mnemonic The Number/Shape Mnemonic – Remembering Ordered ListsThe Number/Shape Mnemonic – Remembering Ordered ListsThe Number/Shape MnemonicThe Number/Shape Mnemonic The Alphabet Technique – Remembering Middle Length ListsThe Alphabet Technique – Remembering Middle Length ListsThe Alphabet TechniqueThe Alphabet Technique The Journey System – Remembering Long ListsThe Journey System – Remembering Long ListsThe Journey SystemThe Journey System The Roman Room System – Remembering Grouped InformationThe Roman Room System – Remembering Grouped InformationThe Roman Room SystemThe Roman Room System The Major System – Remembering Very Long NumbersThe Major System – Remembering Very Long NumbersThe Major SystemThe Major System From

4 Link Method Making simple associations between items in a list, linking them with a image containing the items. Making simple associations between items in a list, linking them with a image containing the items. Take the first image, create a connection between it and the next item Take the first image, create a connection between it and the next item Then move on through the list linking each item with the next. Then move on through the list linking each item with the next.

5 Story Method Link items together with a memorable story featuring them. Link items together with a memorable story featuring them. The flow of the story and the strength of the images give you the cues for remembering. The flow of the story and the strength of the images give you the cues for remembering. Example: icle/newTIM_01.htm Example: icle/newTIM_01.htm icle/newTIM_01.htm icle/newTIM_01.htm

6 Link and Story Method Pluses - Very simple to learn. Pluses - Very simple to learn. Negatives - slightly unreliable as it is easy to confuse the order of images or forget images from a sequence. Negatives - slightly unreliable as it is easy to confuse the order of images or forget images from a sequence.

7 Number/Rhyme Used for remembering ordered lists Used for remembering ordered lists Find a word to rhyme with each number Find a word to rhyme with each number 1 – bun1 – bun 2 – shoe2 – shoe 3 – tree3 – tree Uses the words to make up phrases to help you remember the list Uses the words to make up phrases to help you remember the list Example: ewTIM_02.htm Example: ewTIM_02.htm ewTIM_02.htm ewTIM_02.htm

8 Memory Maps This technique depends on visualizing a journey in which objects to be recalled are placed in familiar locations. This technique depends on visualizing a journey in which objects to be recalled are placed in familiar locations. For example, suppose you had to remember such unrelated items as a tuba, ice skate, pen, walrus, coffee cup and airplane. For example, suppose you had to remember such unrelated items as a tuba, ice skate, pen, walrus, coffee cup and airplane. You can visualize a walk through the rooms of your house in which each item is placed in a different room. You can visualize a walk through the rooms of your house in which each item is placed in a different room. Try It: Make a list of 15 items. Exchange it with your partner. Make a memory map for your partner’s list. Try It: Make a list of 15 items. Exchange it with your partner. Make a memory map for your partner’s list.

9 Associations Make a connection between what you have to remember and something you already know Make a connection between what you have to remember and something you already know Try It: Write down a random 10 digit number. Give it to your partner. Develop an association for remembering the number and write down your “trick”. Try It: Write down a random 10 digit number. Give it to your partner. Develop an association for remembering the number and write down your “trick”.

10 Rhymes Make up a rhyme that contains the words or information you need to recall Make up a rhyme that contains the words or information you need to recall Examples: Examples: 30 day has September, April, June, and November30 day has September, April, June, and November Leaves of three leave it beLeaves of three leave it be I before E except after CI before E except after C Try It: Make a list of 10 words and give it to your partner. Spend five minutes coming up with a rhyme for the words. Try It: Make a list of 10 words and give it to your partner. Spend five minutes coming up with a rhyme for the words.

11 Chunking Numbers Taking a long list of numbers and breaking it into smaller pieces which are easier to remember Taking a long list of numbers and breaking it into smaller pieces which are easier to remember Ex: social security numbers, phone numbersEx: social security numbers, phone numbers Try It: Write down a nine digit number for your partner and give it to them. Break your partner’s number into three parts. Try It: Write down a nine digit number for your partner and give it to them. Break your partner’s number into three parts.

12 Acronyms The first letter stands for a different word The first letter stands for a different word Examples: EPA, OMG, TTYL, ARR, ESL, LMS, SCUBA, NASA, ROY G. BIV Examples: EPA, OMG, TTYL, ARR, ESL, LMS, SCUBA, NASA, ROY G. BIV


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