A mnemonic is a tool that aids in memory. To demonstrate this, we took the word ‘mnemonic’ and turned it into a mnemonic! Mnemonics are a wonderfully easy way to remember information, whether it’s the names of the great lakes or an important date in history. Below are 12 surefire links to ready-made mnemonics to help you create and use mnemonics.
Links to Mnemonics!
1. Click here for one of Susan’s previous articles on mnemonics and memory strategies!
2. http://www2.ku.edu/ – Mnemonics from Barbara J. Ehren, University of Kansas – Center for Research on Learning, with illustrations by David Gnojek
3. http://tinyurl.com/yvv7k3 – Using Mnemonic Instruction to Facilitate Access to the General Education Curriculum
4. http://www.buildyourmemory.com/mnemonics.php – The mnemonics resource that unleashes the incredible hidden potential of YOUR memory!
5. http://www.ict4us.com/mnemonics/ – Another great source for ready-made mnemonic devices!
6. http://www.mindtools.com/memory.html – This section of Mind Tools teaches you useful techniques that help you improve your memory.
7. http://www.eudesign.com/mnems/_mnframe.htm – Another good resource for ready-made mnemonics.
8. http://www.magicmnemonic.com/math/mnemonic_example_10144.html – Scroll down past all the ‘tags’ to the list of links. Those links have many powerful resources for helping you to use mnemonics with your students.
9. http://www.learningassistance.com/2006/january/mnemonics.html – Types of Mnemonics for Better Memory by Dennis Congos, University of Central Florida. This site is beautifully illustrated. Well worth your time!
10. http://musom.marshall.edu/anatomy/grosshom/mnemonic/ – This is a mnemonic generator. Type in a list of words to memorize and it creates a mnemonic. If the mnemonic doesn’t work for you, adjust and make it better.
11. http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/math-mnemonics.html – Math mnemonics from Online Math Learning.
12. http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/archives/mnemonics.shtml Education World’s Math Mnemonic Archive.
For more information about study strategies for your student, see Susan Fitzell’s book, Ummm, Studying? What’s That?. Available in both print and electronic versions!