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Learning about Mnemonics: What Is an Acronym?

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 want to remember the names of the Great Lakes, you could learn the acronym HOMES — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior.

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Memory Techniques Not the Answer to Memory Challenges

“Children, it's almost time to go home. Please write down your homework, put your books away, and line up at the door.” Sounds simple and straight forward… So why is John already lined up at the door when his books are all over his desk? And where are the materials he needs to take home to do his homework?

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