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Mnemonics

Mnemonics are the most efficient way for the brain to learn and remember new information. This is especially important when learning a foreign language. Mnemonic fundamentals were developed 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. A mnemonic (from Greek mnemon or mindful) is a memory aid, such as an abbreviation, rhyme or mental image that helps to remember something.

Followers of mnemonics developed upon the methodology and today, this method is being used to remember vocabulary words, letters, hieroglyphs, numbers, notes, and visual information.

The premise is that in order to learn and remember something new, one must link the new fact with a pre-existing well known fact utilizing imagination. It creates an associative link between these two objects.These connections can take the form of pictures, a funny story or anecdote or any other mental connection an individual can make to recall information quickly.

At MemoCards we attach a colourful picture with each flash card to create a mental link between a visual image and a vocabulary word you would like to learn. This makes studying more effective and enjoyable.

 

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