Having issues with remembering things for your exams? Not to worry, mnemonic memorization techniques can be of help to you. Mnemonic memorization techniques were actually first developed by Greek scholars and orators to assist them in remembering long speeches and passages.
Mnemonic memorization techniques are actually memory aids designed to help you retain things that would normally be difficult for you. Some common and useful techniques are:
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Using Acronyms is one mnemonic memorization technique that really makes things easier. All you have to do is to use the first letter of each word in what you want to remember. But this works best when what you are trying to memorize is not a really long list. And with acronyms you must make sure what you come up with is a word. At times you may have to use more than just the first letter in the words so as to be able to come up with a word.
Abbreviations also come in handy. Unlike acronyms you don’t have to form anything that really sounds like a real word. You can just use the first letter of each word in the list of words you are trying to remember.
Can you still remember some of the nursery rhymes you learnt way back though it is difficult for you to remember certain things that you just learnt about a week ago? That’s not because you have a problem. It is because rhymes are easy to remember. Isn’t it logical that since rhymes are so easily remembered that you should try and make rhymes of some of the things you find difficult to remember?
Another mnemonic memorization technique that is very useful is making fun sentences. The reason why we can’t really commit some things to memory at times is because we are too serious about them. Take a step back from the whole stuff, compose fun or silly sentences that come easily to you and you’ll discover that your memory is not as bad as you think (e.g. the first 10 periodic table elements, Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine, Neon; become Hannah Helps Linda Bend But Calvin Needs Ointment For Neck).
Other Mnemonic memorization techniques include the use of Flashcards, Gimmicks, Mind Mapping, etc. Whether it’s school stuff or just some important things you want to commit to memory mnemonic memorization techniques are useful tools.