Group and Organize Info The human brain likes order. Our brains, therefore, remember information better when it’s grouped and organized. In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory. This is why various memory aids are called mnemonic devices. The two most common ways to group and organize information are outlining and mapping. u Outlining – When outlining information, first identify the main ideas. Then list supporting facts and ideas under each main idea. u Mapping – To map information, put the main idea in a circle. Then draw lines out to additional circles that contain more detailed information. Memory Test (from inside panel) Most people remember five or six of the items on the list. But when people group these same items into categories (as they are below), the items are easier to remember, and scores are generally much higher. Ways to travel – boat, train, car, trolley Picnic items – hot dog, fruit, mustard, ants Office items – pencil, phone, ruler, chair Grouping makes things easier to remember. Study Tips and Strategies InfoGuide Memorization Strategies Copyrighted Material 751-17 WOODBURN PRESS This digital publication was presented by: ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved