Vocabulary Memorization Tricks

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What are some tricks I can use to help me memorize new vocabulary?

Vocabulary Memorization Tricks

Sometime in order to remember a new vocabulary word you need to tie it to something that will help you recall it. A trick used by ancient and medieval scholars is to invent some strange or unusual image, a pun on some oddball phrase in English, a popular song; anything. The more bizarre the better. When you need to recall that word, very often you can use the image or wordplay or whatever you've mentally attached to that word as a way to access it. With a little practice, it's remarkable how effectively you can use this technique to recall otherwise unfamiliar words. Gradually, you'll learn to remember the new words without the need to use the memory aid.

   

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6/6/2007 4:36:43 PM
yuwanna kno said:

uhhh its ok but ive senn it allover da net


10/14/2007 1:43:02 PM
lollipop said:

Dude, I use that trick all of the time for learning my lines in plays. It soooo works. Also, if you say the word in a funny voice.


1/16/2008 4:32:22 PM
Abby said:

Who the hec wants to learn how to memorize in medival times...what about now?


1/21/2008 5:24:43 PM
Sarah Chalke said:

This trick is very useful! It helped me learn German and it works for all languages. Another trick I use to help me remember my script is to put the words into a crude song that has a simple melody and is easy to remember. Hope this helps! --Sarah


2/16/2009 7:03:11 PM
Lydia said:

thanks, that's what i do, too. it helps!




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