Reaction Paper About Mnemonics

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Since I was younger I was very dedicated to school, I turned in all my homework and tried to do my best in tests, which lead me to look for different methods of study. I have seen many of them and tried to find the method for me, though I’ve never found one other than pacing around my house and reading things out loud. Mnemonics were first introduced to me as PEMDAS, but I didn't know it was one at the time. I was in sixth grade, it means Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally and stood for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtractions. PEMDAS is an acronym for the order of operations and it is surprising to me how I still use it with equations to this day. I was looking around the internet and happened to find information on mnemonics, when I found out Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, PEMDAS, was one and saw how I happened to still remember it and actually use it for three years, it occurred to me that this could be a good study method…as well as an amazing science project. A mnemonic is a process or technique that helps you your memory and improves it as well. The exact meaning of mnemonic is something that assists the memory, the word comes from the Greek word mnemonikos which refers to the mind. What is referred to as a mnemonic is the actual process or technique which was used to learn your material. For example, PEMDAS is an acronym, when you make up the acronym and use it as a…show more content…
While they are very good for recalling large amounts of information mnemonics do have practical limitations. One of the limitations of mnemonics is time. The time spent in learning the systems and knowing when to apply them may be a lot, if you are to use it once maybe it is not worth it. However, if you will it and keep applying it for a long time, it is definitely worth it. Sometimes, encoding information in general may be hard maybe it was presented way too fast and you need time to encode

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