Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Use all of your senses The more senses you use, the more likely you are to remember information. The next time you have something to memorize, look at it (sight), say it out loud (hearing), and write it down (touch). Look for logical connections For example, to remember that Homer wrote The Odyssey, think, “Homer is an odd name.” Create crazy images Take the information you are trying to remember and create a crazy, memorable picture in your mind. For example, to remember that Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, imagine a mockingbird playing the harp. To remember that the explorer Pizarro conquered the Inca empire, imagine a pizza covering up an ink spot. Make up silly sentences Use the first letter of the words you want to remember to make up a silly sentence. For example, to remember the names of the first ten presidents, think, “Will and Jeff made mudpies after Jeff’s very hard test.” (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler) Review, review, review When you review, you move information from your short-term memory into your long-term memory. Memorization Strategies that Work Think about what you want to remember before you fall asleep. Your brain will put it in your memory while you sleep. 13