An Introduction to Memory Techniques

Sharon Harper, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I used to have a lot of trouble with remembering facts when it came to certain study areas. I used the information to create flash cards, and made it interesting to me so that I was excited to learn about the topic. I liked this site because it talks about doing some of the things that I learned to do when I was in high school.

Mnemonics are Important to the Memory Process
Mark A Boardman, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

One important memory tool recommendation is the use of Mnemoics which allow us to store our memories more effectively.

Mnemonics involves three fundamental principles: Imagination to create associations, Association to link things in an easier way to remember, and Location which is a way of hanging information together and separating one mnemonic from another.

Our brains do not encode written information as easily so using pleasant, vivid, and colorful images is one way to make it more memorable. Other recommendations for using mnemonics to remember things is to use all your senses, exaggerate the size of important images, use humor, rhymes, and symbols.

I personally find that whenever I can associate something with humor I will most certainly remember it much easier. When something is unpleasant I agree that it is more difficult for me to remember. I have a better understanding now of why recalling painful memories is more convoluted than remembering the pleasant moments in my life.


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