First-Letter Association Technique


What are the notes of the musical scale?


I bet that in order to come up with the answer, you thought of something like,  All cows eat grass”, or “Every good boy does fine”.



Most of us used rhymes and acronyms as children to learn things in school. Remember these?


·       Never Eat Shredded Wheat (for the directions on a compass)


·       TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday



The key is to create a link that you can associate the new information with.


You can use this acronym for

remembering the great lakes:  HOMES – Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior.


Funny thing is that sometimes an acronym is used so much, and for so many years, that people sometimes never learn what the letters originally stand for! Did you know that:


·       AT&T = American Telephone and Telegraph?


·       NASA = National Aeronautic and Space Administration?







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