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. When 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 longitude lines run North to South on a globe, make the connection that there is an N in longitude and an N in North. Create crazy images Take the information you’re trying to remember and create a crazy, memorable image in your mind. For example, to remember that Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, imagine a mockingbird playing the harp. 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 planets, make up a silly sentence like, “My very elegant mother juggled seven ugly neckties.” (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) Write important information on 3 x 5 cards Use these cards to memorize facts, vocabulary words, and lists. Go over them whenever you have a few extra minutes (waiting for a ride, standing in line, etc.). Memorization Strategies Think about what you want to remember before you fall asleep. Your brain will put it in your memory while you sleep. 13