College Success: "Chapter 4, Section 4.5: Remembering Course Materials"
In Section 4.5, read the section titled "Using Mnemonics." Then, attempt the Creative Memory Challenge, and make sure to complete the checkpoint exercises at the end of the section.
Focus on the section with the subheading titled "Acronyms" to review how you can use acronyms to help recall information. In thinking about acronyms, consider the many organizations that use acronyms to simplify a longer title, such as United States government organizations like NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or world-wide organizations like the UN (The United Nations). Jot down a list of common acronyms in your academic journal.
Focus on the paragraph starting with "Acrostics" to review how you can use this device to help recall information. Pay particular attention to the examples provided for memorizing musical notes or the order of the solar system's planets. Consider any other acrostics that you may already be familiar with, and write these down in your notebook as examples.
Focus on the paragraph starting with "Rhymes" to review how you can use rhyming as a device to help recall information. Consider the examples provided about familiar ways in which rhymes are used to memorize factual information. Can you think of any times in your own academic career when you have used rhyme to aid your memory? Write these down in your notebook as examples.
Focus on the paragraph starting with "Jingles" to learn how the use of catchy music may help you recall information. Can you think of any advertisements that used a jingle to help make a product more memorable? Consider how you can use this device as you study. Write down any jingles that you remember in your notebook as examples.