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Memory - Remembering Information

Remember information is essential to you ability to excel in school and later in life. If you are unable to remember what you’ve learned then you won’t be able perform well on tests and you will be unable to apply what you’ve learned in the real world. Remembering information is essential to your success.

This section addresses the Acronym strategy for remembering information. Acronyms have proven to be an effective strategy for remembering information. What is an acronym? An acronym is a word that is formed from the first letter of each category of information to be remembered. An acronym can be real or made up, just as long as you can pronounce it. For example, a very popular acronym most of you have heard of is MADD. MADD stands for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

So how do you form and acronym? To form an acronym, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Write down the fact or information you want to remember.

Step 2 - Underline the first let of each fact. Or underline the first let of the word the best represents the information you are trying to remember.

Step 3 - Arrange the underline letters sequentially to form an acronym. Again, the acronym can be real or made up just as long as you can pronounce it.

Using the acronym strategy is an effective way for remembering information. It is especially useful for remember events, concepts and information for essay tests.

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