Your Study Guides and Strategies starts here!

Study without desire
spoils the memory,
and it retains nothing
that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519
Italian artist/inventor

Guides for memorizing series

Memorizing using acronyms

 Invented combinations of letters

Acronyms
An acronym
is an invented combination of letters.
Each letter is a cue to, or suggests, an item you need to remember.

PEMDAS, sequence in solving or evaluating math equations
Parenthesis | Exponents | Multiplication | Division | Addition | Subtraction

ROY G. BIV, the colors of the visible spectrum
R
ed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

IPMAT, the stages of cell division
I
nterphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telephase

Memorization techniques:

Acronyms | Acrostics | Rhymes | Loci | Keywords | Image-naming | Chaining

More helpful thought processing guides:

Concentrating | Thinking critically | Thinking creatively | Radical thinking |
Thinking aloud/private speech | Mind/concept mapping | Thinking like a genius

Flash exercise contributed by Karoline Dehnhard and Dr. Brad Hokanson, Interactive Media (DHA 4384) School of Design, University of Minnesota.
Revised and edited by Joe Landsberger