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Mnemonic Tips:

1) Try to use one word to help you learn multiple facts. I use http://www.onelook.com to make words where the first letter represents the first letter of the word in the list I want to remember, BUT also the second and also the seventh letters (every two letters) of the word represents some other fact like a year, a final score (in a sports team), etc. To remember long lists of facts, I generally use this 3 letter scheme because it is sometimes difficult to find a good word if you use 4 letters or space the letters closer togehter or further apart.

2) Always use adjectives when choosing your words because they they will always give you a 100% chance of building a story to support them, especially if you want to remember long lists.

3) Of course, choose your adjective wisely so that it has some meaning to the element you are trying to remember in your list.

4) Make your list have some kind of theme (too difficult to remember a random fantasy story for example). For example, in my chemical elements list, the theme of the story is between primitive peoples and the technically advanced (Germans).

5) If you invent acrostics to help remember a word, also do yourself the favor of taking the time to create one image (not a story) in your mind that sums up all the words in your acrostic. For example, to remember the chinese character qing1 (first tone) 清, I choose: (Quench Immature Naked Guaranteed) as my acrostic. Then I imagine it raining (the three dot water radical) on a young women (the second half of the radical "sheng" (to birth) above yue (moon)). Next, I imagine her naked (please pardon my choice of words, as qing1 does mean "clean or pure"). Finally, I imagine men crawling on their hands and knees with blinded eyes holding up wads of cash guaranteed). I know that this is very vivid, but the more vivid the picture, the better you''ll remember it and what it represents. Also, the more facts you can remember (the blind men signify they came regardless of circumstance=guaranteed). Also, the last word "Guarantee" represents the tone of the word, which is the first. Chinese (Mandarin) has 4 tones. The first tone is the only one unchanging, so I use a word synonymous with that. I always use the 4th letter in the Chinese acrostics to help me remember the tone. So my one acrostic can help me remember the meaning, the tone and most importantly in Chinese (how to write the character!).

6) When choosing which letters mean what in the acrostic of your list, always be consistent in what they mean, otherwise, you will have to rewrite the entire thing. Also, if the list is very long, and many words begin with the same letter, try to find words where the first two or three letters are the same as the word you are trying to remember or at least closer to it. For example, yearly is closer to ytterbium, and yelping is closer to yttrium (in the dictionary).

7) Use this special 12-number numbering system to remember dates. The 12 numbers are associated with the 12 months (1=January). The first 3 letters are chosen as the most frequently used because they represent days in the month 1-31. The days of the week are numbered as 3-9 because you don't want to get confused between normal dates and dates like Thanksgiving (4th THURSDAY of November). I represent Thanksgiving as "DECLUTCHED" (let go of it=to give to others). D=4, L=6=THURSDAY, C=11=NOVEMBER. (*I put 2 spaces between the letters as a general rule). The words in italics next to the numbers are mnemonics to help you remember them (1=all). For a complete list of US and Chinese holidays, using this method, please download LFQ's US and Chinese Calendar...

  1. a---all
  2. t---t as in two
  3. E---3 bars---Monday
  4. d---4 lines make a lowercase d---Tuesday
  5. I---5 lines (4 wheels one axel)---Wednesday
  6. l---cursive l shaped like 6---Thursday
  7. n---nirvana (heavenly number)---Friday
  8. o---Onwards, circular like infinity (horizontal 8)---Saturday
  9. r---rounded to 10---Sunday
  10. s---a set of fingers
  11. c---2 bars (horizontally=11)
  12. u---one underlies 2 (1+2=12)
8) Alphabet: (Which LETER are you dealing with? Use this guide to help you remember)
1. a.  all (one world inclusive)
2. b.  between (between A & B or 2 things)
3. c.  cube ( a 3D object)
4. d.  directional (4 directions to move, ie north, south, west, east)
5. e.  enduring (5 limb punishment of China, ie 5 horses dismemberhead, legs, arms)
6. f.   framed (a cube is framed by six faces)
7. g.  Godly (7 is God's favorite number)
8. h.  happenstance (8 possible directions you might happen to go, ie NW, NE, SW, SE, N, S, W, E)
9. i.   implying (almost 10)
10. j  jotting (accountants keeping track of the zeros)
11. k. kinky (two ones together...)
12. l.  linked (first is 1, then is 2...)
13.m. mimicked (13 is the same as an m on the ground rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise)
14. n. netherland (one person in a 4D world)
15. o. outcropped (how many digits you have when missing a hand or a foot)
16. p. pessimistic (when one bad thing (6) happens you get too worried)
17. q. quintessential (one 7 is holy)
18. r.  repeating (one 8 is like the infinity symbol rotated 90 degrees)
19. s. similar (it is almost 20)
20. t. Twenty!
21. u. until (countdown ...2...1)
22. v. volumizing ( double(2) and double(2) again)
23. w. wonton (wanting more rotation a 2nd time, a w is a 3 rotated 90 degrees clockwise)
24. x. xenophile (one who likes things foreign will double(2) then double again (4))
25. y. yearly (we go through the seasons 25% of each year)
26. z. zING (like an ing verb or gerund; the 2nd 6..approacing the end=z, ie almost 666)

9) Chinese Tones: Words synonymous with the 4 Chinese tones:
1. a) one, b) certain c) flat, d) level, e) unchanging
2. a) difficult, b) good, d) increasing e) slow, f) up g) begin
3. a) changing, b)many, c) uncertain d) various
4. a) down b) easy c) fast e) worse f) end 

10) According to one resource, the best way to get short term memory inputted into your permanent memory is to review what you have learned:
1. 10 minutes after studying
2. one day after studying
3. one week after studying
4. one month after studying
5. AND FINALLY, 6 months after studying
To help myself, and you keep a record of when you should review, I have made an Excel document. All you need to do is input the information into the "Learned/Review in 10 Mintues" Tab and, Excel will automatically update your calendar. To expand the calendar, just copy one cell and paste it in any number of cells further down in whichever column you are working with (Review Tomorrow, Review Next Week, Review Next Month, and Review in 6 Months). **I did not include a separate tab to remember to review something in 10 minutes because of course, you will remember that at the time you learn.
click here for download:

memorycalendar.xls
11) Use this Peglist(using the Major System) to remember a list of any order, by using mnemonic association:
1.Tea
2.New
3.Me
4.Ear
5.Owl
6.Gay
7.Cow
8.UFO
9.Bee
10.Dash
11.Dead
12.Tuna
13.Atom
14.Deer
15.Tale
16.Dog
17.Duke
18.TV
19.Tuba
20.NASA
21.Ant
22.Noon
23.Enemy
24.Honor
25.Noel
26.Wing
27.Ink
28.Navy
29.Newbie
30.Mouse
31.Myth
32.Moon
33.Memo
34.Humor
35.Email
36.Image
37.Macho
38.Movie
39.Amoeba
40.Horse
41.Rat
42.Rain
43.Arm
44.Arrow
45.Rail
46.Rage
47.Rich
48.Review
49.Robe
50.Loose
51.Old
52.Lion
53.Lama
54.Liar
55.Hello
56.Leg
57.Lake
58.Wolf
59.Loop
60.Goose
61.Goat
62.Gun
63.Game
64.Gray
65.Galaxy
66.Egg
67.Joke
68.Goofy
69.Jeep
70.Cheese
71.Cat
72.Knee
73.Coma
74.Car
75.Cola
76.Cage
77.Cake
78.Cafe
79.Chip
80.Fish
81.Fat
82.Fun
83.Fame
84.Fairy
85.Fly
86.Fog
87.Fake
88.FIFO
89.FBI
90.Bus
91.Bat
92.PIN
93.Beam
94.Bear
95.Pool
96.Pig
97.Bike
98.Beef
99.Babe
100.Disease
101.Test
102.Disney
103.Autism
104.Tzar
105.Diesel
106.White sage
107.Disc
108.Satisfy
109.Hat shop
110.Odds
111.Daddy
112.Titan
113.Stadium
114.Dexter
115.Total
116.Hot dog
117.Attic
118.HDTV
119.HTTP
120.Adonis
121.Stunt
122.Estonian
123.Autonomy
124.Diner
125.Denial
126.Stone Age
127.Dance
128.TNF
129.Danube
130.Times
131.Time-out
132.Domine
133.Dummy
134.Tumor
135.HTML
136.Damage
137.Stomach
138.TMV
139.Thumb
140.Tears
141.Druid
142.Darwin
143.Storm
144.Adorer
145.Australia
146.Storage
147.Dark
148.Dwarf
149.Trophy
150.Atlas
151.Athlete
152.Italian
153.Soda lime
154.Hitler
155.Dolly
156.Dialogue
157.Italic
158.Tea leaf
159.Toolbox
160.Doghouse
161.Widget
162.Shotgun
163.Dogma
164.Tiger
165.Stagily
166.Hedgehog
167.Dog hook
168.Deja vu
169.Doughboy
170.Steakhouse
171.Woodcut
172.Technique
173.Sitcom
174.Teacher
175.Stokehole
176.The Cage
177.Duck
178.Deceive
179.Teacup
180.TV show
181.DVD
182.Divine
183.The Fame
184.Stover
185.Devil
186.Defog
187.Device
188.Day off
189.The F.B.I.
190.Oedipus
191.Tibet
192.Headphone
193.Tie beam
194.Sidebar
195.Duplex
196.Debug
197.Topic
198.Top-heavy
199.Tippy
200.News show
Part of this list is from:
rememberg.com