Anybody who needs to remember anything can take advantage of how mnemonics works. There are several ways you can use mnemonics to your advantage. The main idea is for you to understand how these techniques work. Remember that it isn't a trick. It's just a simple step-by-step procedure you can follow to overcome the barriers of memorizing an item or set of items. We all have common problems with memorization but with mnemonics, memorization can hardly be considered a task.
Mnemonics are meant for you to utilize your brain to its full potential. What you need is to exercise your innate creativity skill. You don't need to be an artist, per se, to do this. All you have to do is activate your mind to visual images. The reason is simply that you'd need to associate words you need to memorize to something that could stimulate your brain to function using your imagination.
The art is simple. When you come across an important word, name, picture or information, immediately take something out of your stored memory. Something that you're already familiar with is essential for associating a new item to the old because this way, whenever you think of the old item, you'd immediately remember the new one and vice versa.
Let's say you need to buy several things for your family members. Since this task requires you to remember several different things at the same time, which are also entirely not related with one another, you need strong memorization skill to accomplish this.
Pretend you need to purchase a bar of soap, bottle of wine, a pair of socks, a box of tissues and a bag of dog food. Since association is the main tool you have in order to remember all these things, start linking these words to each other. Try to imagine yourself driving a 4x4 bar of soap which happened to float well on a lake of wine that you needed to cross. Then, at the toll gate, you hand over a pair of socks so you can pass through. Next, a box of tissues signals a green light and right before you find a parking space; a walking bag of dog food shows you a vacant space. By the time you got out of your car, the items are already stuck to your head and remembering them all wouldn't be too difficult anymore.
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