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chalky

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If you take a word…..for example – D E A R – then make a sentence out of that word – Don’t Ever Ask Roger….or - Pen Ink- Looby Loo- = PILL there’s a name for what you are doing...Can anyone tell me what it is, I’ve forgotten, it’s a game we used to play when we first started school, to help remember how to spell difficult words…not the name of a game but the word for the play with letters….
 

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I don't think it really has a name! We used to do that as kids with license plate letters! :D
 
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It's an anagram. I don't know if that's what your looking for or for aname of a children's game.
 

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Lisa: An anagram is where you change the letters in the word around....like make DEAR into READ. chalky means taking the word DEAR and making it into a sentence using the letters as in:

Don't Ever Attack Rabbits

:) Take care. angel :)
 

chalky

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It's like an anagram but I'm sure It's called something different, like what you do with mixed up words is called Anagram...what you you do with the first letters of straight words is called ????????

Angel = A

Lissa = L

Walk = W

Asia = A

Yet = Y

Shadow = S

and so on....


:)
 

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Maybe it never had a name as some kid made it up who was bored! :D
 

chalky

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It does have a name Angel..only I can't remember it....begins with c... or s....You know when you know something and it's on the tip of the tongue, just out of reach...so annoying....it will come back to me eventually I suppose..buying a dictionary tomorrow - gotta beat Paq somehow - so I'll go right through it till I find it..:D
 
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This it?

Mnemonics - Mnemonics are word games - tools or memory strategies.
- Mnemonics help store and retrieve information from your long term memory.
- They are an opportunity to be creative and have some fun while studying.


Why mnemonics work
- they help to organize your information for storage (memorization) and provide cues for retrieval (remembering)
- they use the power of mental association and visual imagery
Making up mnemonics
- identify lists you need to learn
- give your list an accurate, descriptive heading
- decide if your list needs to be memorized in a particular order (west to east, first to last in a sequence or
chronological order)
- write down the first letters of each item in your list
- try to rearrange the letters to form a word
- insert an extra letter if needed
- if you can’t find a word or if you have to keep a definite order, try making up a sentence
- the weirder your acrostic is, the easier it will be to remember!
- make a visual image that includes and links together each part of your acrostic

Using mnemonics
Use an index card for each list/mnemonic.
Write the list items on the front and the heading and mnemonic on the back. Practice linking the mnemonic with the heading and the items with the mnemonic. Say the items and write them - you need to practice spelling.
Write out the whole statement that key words stand for.

The First-Letter Mnemonic Strategy is used to memorize the items in a list by using the first letter of each word to make up a word (acronyms), a sentence (acrostics) or a rhyme.

1. Acronyms - an acronym is a word that is made up by taking the first letter from each word that you want to remember and making a new word from all those letters. For example, if you wanted to remember the names of the Great Lakes, you could learn the acronym HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior

The most common acronym, of course, is BEDMAS.

Another acronym, used to correct sentences that are fused
or that contain comma splices, is FAN BOYS - For And Nor But Yet So

2. Acrostics - An acrostic is a sentence which is made by taking the first letter from each word or symbol that you want to remember and then inserting another word beginning with that same letter. For example, to help you
remember the planets in our solar system the acrostic is: Man Very Early Made Jars Stand Up Nearly Perpendicular.

M = Mercury E = Earth J = Jupiter U = Uranus P = Pluto
V = Venus M = Mars -S = Saturn N = Neptune

Taxonomy (system of naming) of organisms: King Philip cuts out frog guts slowly.
kingdom, phylum class order family genus species

Note names for lines in treble clef: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

Stages in mitosis: IPMATC
interphase prophase metaphase anaphase telophase cytokinesis

3. Rhymes: Thirty days hath September . . . (months with 30 days)
Step right in, don’t be left out. (movement of blood in and out of the heart)
 

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I used them in nursing school! Sounds right Terry! (y) :)

To remember the # in roman numerals I made this up for the class in the order of # value. Helped a lot! :) :

Little-50
Children-100
Don't-500
Mind-1000
 

chalky

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Terry..:) that's it, thats the word...Mnemonics...I knew the c and s came into it somewhere...wonderful person you..... (y) :)
 
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There's one we used in electronics to remember the color code of resistors,: value, multiplier, tolorence...

B = Bad = Black
B = Boys = Brown
R = Rape = Red
O = Our = Orange
Y = Young = Yellow
G = Girls = Green
B = But = Blue
V = Violet = Violet/Purple
G = Gives = Grey
W = Willingly = White

G = Get = Gold
S = Some = Silver
N = Now = (No Color)
 
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oops!

I was thinking of companies & groups using their names to make a word. I don't know what made me think anagram...like in "About a Boy" -Single Parents Alone Together=SPAT

Curt- no girls in the class???;) Well it certainly would stick in your mind! :)
 

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