Internal Memory Tricks

 

·       TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday

 

·       Use “I” before “E”, except after “C”.

 

These are examples of internal memory tricks, or mnemonics – methods, devices or mental tricks for helping you remember facts by associating them with previously learned information.

 

 

How do internal memory strategies work?

 

 

·       They force you to focus your attention on what you are trying to learn. Just using a technique makes it impossible NOT to pay attention. And we already know that one of the best ways to remember effectively is to pay attention.

 

·       They give meaning to what you are trying to learn. Something that is meaningful is more memorable.

 

In the next few sections we will discuss several different kinds of internal memory tricks. Try them, and find the ones that work best for you.

 

 

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