Using Memory Effectively

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christopher rardin
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I like all these techniques. I remember in elementary school the acrostic "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" (PEMDAS) was introduced to me in math class. To this day I remember it and use when needed. I have never thought of using The Keyword Method: (for foreign language vocabulary). I see that it would benefit someone and the example they use is a great one. I manage a 200 unit apartment complex so The Image-Name Technique is one I could use daily. Right now as it is, after the person tells me their name I repeat it out loud. For example: :Hi Frank, nice to see you Frank or Frank, nice to meet you Frank."

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Jennifer Foreman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

What really helps me are acronyms and acrostic, repeating them helps me remember each work in the "word" like pemdas. Coming up with something that rhymes and are easy to remember is a good way to learn. i have never tried rhyming words with other words to remember them. Remembering what i read and just about anything is really hard for me because I can't focus on one thing. I have too much going on. However, i plan to use these steps.

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Kelli Miezio
Chemeketa Community College , Salem Oregon

I really like this one! It has a short introduction and gets to the point quickly which helped me focus in on each idea, and it has some really great ideas! I liked in the introduction how it says that "Each depends on how comfortable you are with, or how useful they are to, your way of thinking!" It's so true especially for me because I am both a visual and kinesthetic learner so something like The Image-Name Technique I think will benefit me. I'm going to try out this method ASAP, because I always seem to forget a name right away.

Using memory effectively
Maria Garcia, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I really like this because I usually invent my own phrases to remember things that I need to get done for either school or at home in general with my kids. I also know that many people text each other these kind of phrases or abbreviations in order to remind each other or they just use it in their texting conversation.

I think in my point of view it has helped me, because their are some words out there that are really hard to remember because they are really long words. It helps me a lot as well when I am studying for a test especially for a class that includes long words like medical terminology or biology. These phrases help me go back to the past and actually remember what the words are. I like this process of studying and I will continue to use this process throughout school.


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