There are so many factors in life which could easily affect a person's memorization ability. We may not know all of it consciously but with the fast-paced life that everyone is living now, we could be doing something already that silently harms our memory.
As many of you are already aware, keeping your brain active by playing puzzles and word games everyday helps battle memorization decline. It even enriches your vocabulary and the way you think. Other mind-enriching exercises are I.Q tests, use of flash cards, memory tests, eating good food and of course mnemonics. As described, mnemonics is simply a tool, an aid to helping a person enhance his memory capabilities.
Using mnemonics doesn't limit you. It gives you various methods to choose from. The best part in using mnemonics as well is that it doesn't forcibly use a type of mnemonic method just because you prefer to learn this way or that way; you can choose which one you'd like most or you can use them all.
An example is the Snapshot technique. It's a mnemonic that lets you work on visual images you could create. This is an easy method to use especially if you're the type that imagines most of the time. Let's say we want to remember a hose, dog, tortoise and pool.
The goal here is to associate all four items in one scene; just like in a movie. Imagine a hose spraying water on a dog for crossing over the lawn, the dog is startled and as it runs, it stumbles on a tortoise. The tortoise wants to give the dog a lesson for the disturbance it caused, so the tortoise jumps in the pool tugging the dog along.
Since you have all the items in one scenario, it isn't too difficult to take it all in.
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