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Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.
Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931
Lebanese American poet

Guides for memorizing series

Memorizing using chaining

Create a story where each word or idea you have to remember
cues the next idea you need to recall.



Can you create a story to remember the names and order of the planets?

Take a piece of paper and list the planets below--Mercury is closest to the sun; Neptune furthest.
We've started the story with "The lake..." and your task is to create a short story sequence to help you remember the planets and their position to the sun! If you'd like to start the story with another first line, please do!

   
Mercury The lake had a high level of mercury...
Venus  
Earth  
Mars  
Jupiter  
Saturn  
Uranus  
Neptune  


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