How To Improve Your Memory: Mnemonic Devices
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These slides are from the Iris Speed Reading Classes & Memory Improvement Courses. Iris is the largest and leading provider of Speed Reading & Memory Improvement Courses in the United States. This course covers mnemonic devices and how to make them work for you.

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  • 1. Mnemonic DevicesWelcome to the Webinar!Presenter:Paul Nowak, Founder & Program Director www.irisreading.com
  • 2. What are Mnemonic Devices?Mnemonic Devices Provide an Easy Way to Remember Hard Things www.irisreading.com
  • 3. Your MemoryRetention (input) & Recall (output) www.irisreading.com
  • 4. Your Memory Retention (what you learn) & Recall(what you can recall) www.irisreading.com
  • 5. When To Use Mnemonic Devices Mnemonic Devices Help You RecallInformation You Have Already Learned www.irisreading.com
  • 6. Types of Mnemonic Devices ● Visual Image ● Acrostic (First Letter Mnemonic) ● Acronym ● Rhymes & Alliteration ● Chunking www.irisreading.com
  • 7. Examples of Mnemonic Devices COMPASS www.irisreading.com
  • 8. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesMnemonic Type: Visual Image & Rhyme COMPASS "Never Eat Sour Wheat" ever he at at our www.irisreading.com
  • 9. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesMnemonic Type: Visual Image (no rhyme) COMPASS "Never Eat Soggy Waffles" ever aff at les oggy www.irisreading.com
  • 10. Examples of Mnemonic Devices What are the Great Lakes? www.irisreading.com
  • 11. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesMnemonic Type: Acrostic (First Letter Mnemonic) To Remember the Great Lakes Remember: HOMES Lake Huron Lake Ontario Lake Michigan Lake Erie Lake Superior www.irisreading.com
  • 12. Examples of Mnemonic Devices How many days are in... January? April? June? July? November? www.irisreading.com
  • 13. Examples of Mnemonic Devices Months of the Year www.irisreading.com
  • 14. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesWhat is the order of colors in a rainbow? www.irisreading.com
  • 15. Examples of Mnemonic Devices What is the order of colors in a rainbow? ROY G. BIVRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet www.irisreading.com
  • 16. Mnemonic DevicesUse Humor, Absurdity and/or Vulgarity to make the Mnemonic Stick www.irisreading.com
  • 17. Examples of Mnemonic Devices Remembering the Bones of the Skull www.irisreading.com
  • 18. Examples of Mnemonic Devices Remembering the Bones of the Skull "Old People From Texas Eat Spiders" www.irisreading.com
  • 19. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesHow to Remember the Metric System Prefixes with Mnemonics (from largest to smallest) Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli www.irisreading.com
  • 20. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesHow to Remember the Metric System Prefixes with Mnemonics (from largest to smallest) Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli How about?Kangaroos Hop Down British Driveways Carrying M&Ms www.irisreading.com
  • 21. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesHow to Remember the Metric System Prefixes with Mnemonics (from largest to smallest) Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli ORKing Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk www.irisreading.com
  • 22. Examples of MnemonicsCan you name all the planets? www.irisreading.com
  • 23. Examples of Mnemonic Devices How to remember the speed of light? 299,792,458 meters/secLets use a "Numbers to Letters" Mnemonic www.irisreading.com
  • 24. Examples of Mnemonic Devices How to remember the speed of light? 299,792,458 meters/sec Lets use a "Numbers to Letters" MnemonicWe guarantee certainly, clearly referring to this light mnemonic.2letters 9letters 9letters 7letters 9letters 2letters 4letters 5letters 8letters www.irisreading.com
  • 25. Examples of Mnemonic Devices Mnemonic Devices for Music? www.irisreading.com
  • 26. Examples of Mnemonic Devices The Treble Clef (for the lines) www.irisreading.com
  • 27. Examples of Mnemonic Devices The Treble Clef (for the lines) (for the spaces) www.irisreading.com
  • 28. Examples of Mnemonic Devices The Bass Clef (for the lines) (for the spaces) www.irisreading.com
  • 29. Examples of Mnemonic Devices Putting it All Together...The Treble Clef (top staff) & the Bass Clef (bottom staff) www.irisreading.com
  • 30. Examples of Mnemonic DevicesLast but not least...How do I spell Mnemonic? www.irisreading.com
  • 31. SummaryWhen to use Mnemonic Devices www.irisreading.com
  • 32. Thanks for Attending! Contact Information: Paul Nowak pnowak@irisreading.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/paulnowak Facebook: facebook.com/nowak.paul Twitter: twitter.com/paul_nowak