Use all of your senses The more senses you involve in the learning process, the more likely you are to remember information. For example, to memorize a vocabulary word, formula, or equation, look at it, close your eyes, and try to see it in your mind. Then say it out loud and write it down. By looking at it, saying it, and writing it down, you are using your visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses. Look for logical connections Here are a couple of examples: u To remember that Homer wrote The Odyssey, just think, “Homer is an odd name.” u To remember that all three angles of an acute triangle must be less than 90 degrees, think “When you’re over 90, you’re not cute anymore.” Create unforgettable images Take the information you’re trying to remember and create a crazy, memorable image in your mind. u To remember that Pizarro conquered the Inca empire, imagine a pizza covering an ink spot. u To remember that Pearl Buck wrote The Good Earth, picture a male deer with a pearl on it’s nose pawing at the earth. Strategies that Work