Thursday, December 3, 2009

Use Mnemonics to Remember Stuff

We use various simple tools and aids to help us remember things. These can be letters or phrases that are arranged in such a way that it’s easier to remember them, and their meanings.

Mnemonics is defined as “a technique or system of improving the memory by the use of formulas”. (via

A sample mnemonic for spelling rules:
i before e - except after c
or when sounding like a as in neighbour and weigh

The above example helps us remember the correct spelling for the words receive and believe.

Want more mnemonics? Head on to the Mnemonics Guide site.


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