Mind Tool’s

(http://www.mindtools.com/memory.html) website on memory techniques and mnemonics will help
you apply the concepts taught in Chapter 6 to improve your own memory. This reviews the underlying
principles of effective mnemonic systems then introduce several specific mnemonics and apply them to the
remembering names, dates, telephone numbers, and so on. You may also access the website, Improving Your
Memory through Mnemonics.
What to Do:
Visit the website listed above; read the first article, Memory Techniques (start here), and then choose three
other articles/links to read. Then answer the questions below (assume a short essay format and means typed
and double spaced). You will be graded on the thoroughness and completeness of your responses.

  1. Identify and describe three specific mnemonic techniques you learned about and explain how each of these
    mnemonic devices may be applied to studying for an exam, a speech, lists, or other information. (Be sure to
    explain this information in your own words.)
  2. Next, develop and describe a mnemonic to help you remember key concepts/vocabulary for the following
    essay questions. In order to receive full credit, you must come up with your own mnemonics for each. (The
    intention is for you to practice developing your own mnemonics. You will only receive credit for creating the
    mnemonic, not simply answering the question.)
    a. Identify and describe the two types of LTM information. (Chapter 6)
    b. Explain both the repressed memory and false memory controversies. What is the difference between a false
    memory and a repressed memory? Why may they be confused? (This one might be tricky, but figure out what
    will be meaningful to you)

Sample Solution