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1 Mnemonic Strategies How do you remember places, events, and people?

2 Mnemonic Strategies Long-term Memory The storehouse of everything you know about the world and yourself. It is unlimited. Anything you have stored in long- term memory is available for later recall.

3 Mnemonic Strategies Short-term Memory This is transient working memory. Those things you are paying attention to right now must first pass through this narrow channel. There are two major limitations.

4 Mnemonic Strategies First, only a small amount of information can be held there. Second, the information can be held for only a short amount of time. It fades if we shift our attention to something else. It cant hold anything more than 30 seconds and can store only 5 to 9 items.

5 Mnemonic Strategies Mnemonic Device This is a strategy for organizing information with the only purpose of making it more memorable.

6 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking: Listen to the following series of numbers. Pencils down!

7 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking 1, 7, 7, 6, 1, 8, 6, 1, 1, 9, 1, 4, 1, 9, 4, 1, 1, 9, 8, 1, 1, 9, 9, 5 177, 618, 611, 914, 194, 119, 811, 995 or 1776, 1861, 1914, 1941, 1981, 1995

8 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Vincent is preparing a slide with a series of letters. Get ready to chunk. No pencils!

9 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking R O F G N I O K L O S N R E T P T A P E L H S U N S A R E L

10 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Anybody want to try?

11 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking R O F G N I O K L O S N R E T P T A P E L H S U N S A R E L

12 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking R O F G N I O K L O S N R E T P T A P E L H S U N S A R E L

13 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking LOOKI NG FOR PATTERNS HELPS US LEARN

14 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word

15 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –ROY G BIV

16 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –ROY G BIV –My Very Efficient Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas

17 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –ROY G BIV –My Very Efficient Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas –Norman Eats Shredded Wheat

18 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –Kings Play Cards On Fuzzy Green Stools

19 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –Kings Play Cards On Fuzzy Green Stools –Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

20 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –Kings Play Cards On Fuzzy Green Stools –Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally –Know The Canyons History; Study Rocks Made By Time

21 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk (Metric System: Kilometer, Hectometer, Dekameter, Meter, Decimeter, Centimeter, Millimeter)

22 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word –King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk (Metric System: Kilometer, Hectometer, Dekameter, Meter, Decimeter, Centimeter, Millimeter) –Sally Miller Hates Eating Okra (Great Lakes left to right)

23 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci

24 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero

25 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village

26 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village

27 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village

28 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village

29 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village

30 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village –Down Snoqualmies Main

31 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village –Down Snoqualmies Main

32 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci –Cicero –A Stroll through his village –Down Snoqualmies Main Street –Your Home Floor Plan

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35 Chunking Key Word Method of Loci Peg Word –Numbers : One is a bun; Two is a shoe; Three is a tree; Four is a door; Five is a hive; Six are sticks; Seven is Heaven; Eight is a gate; Nine is a lion; Ten is a hen

36 Mnemonic Strategies Chunking Key Word Method of Loci Peg Word –Numbers: One is a bun; Two is a shoe; Three is a tree; Four is a door; Five is a hive; Six are sticks; Seven is Heaven; Eight is a gate; Nine is a lion; Ten is a hen –Alphabet: Each letter different and based on persons background

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