God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
1860 - 1937
Guides for memorizing series
Memorizing using keywords
For foreign language vocabulary, select a key word in English that sounds like the foreign word.
Next, imagine an image which involves the key word with the English meaning of the foreign word.
Search terms or keywords can provide a strategy
towards memorizing important information!
Try this exercise with a passage or chapter from your reading:
- Write down key words and phrases of your text
on a separate piece of paper,
- Combine these words or phrases into your own sentences
and compare with the original text
- Select a keyword or phrase that summarizes your work
and that will help you recall the information
- Create a mental image of the keyword,
or even create a story about the word to memorize more
detail of the original text.
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