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A mnemonic, or mnemonic device, is any learning technique that aids information preservation. Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that the brain can retain better than its original form. Even the practice of just learning this conversion might already aid in the transfer of information to long-term memory. Commonly encountered mnemonics are often used for lists and in aural form, such as short poems, acronyms, or extraordinary phrases, but mnemonics can also be used for other types of information and in optical or kinesthetic forms. Their use is based on the surveillance that the human mind more easily remembers spatial, personal, surprising, physical, sexual, humorous, or otherwise "significant" information, rather than more abstract or impersonal forms of information (Wang).
Mnemonic systems are special techniques or strategies intentionally used to improve memory. They help service information already stored in long-term memory to make memorization an easier task. There are 9 types of mnemonics music, name, expression/word, model, rhyme, note organization, image, connection, and spelling mnemonics (Congos). I didn’t need two weeks or a log to record my strategies because I have 3 that I hold dearly to my heart and that I use almost every day without even knowing until I studied this class which are music, image, and connection.
Music Mnemonics for example, most children learn their ABC's by singing the "ABC" song. Other children learn all of the states in alphabetical order by using the "50 Nifty United States" song. Music can be used to help students remember important details to key ideas and many students have made songs out of information when a list of items must be remembered. Advertising on radio and TV uses music to help…...

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