Tips for memorising your vocabulary


Are you struggling with memorising your vocabulary? By using mnemonics, you will remember your vocabulary better. Want to find out more? Keep on reading!

How do you memorise a new word?

Do you sometimes have a blackout when learning a new word? This is probably because the word is hard and you do not have a link yet with the word. For example, the word avion, meaning airplane in French. You can link this word with the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. This way, you can memorise the word better. The more personal the link is, the better.

How do you remember the spelling of a new word?

A good tip for remembering the word is by making it into a sentence, e.g. with the word avion, it would be A Very Imaginative Obsessive Nerd. The first letters form the word avion together. This way, you can remember the spelling better!

How do you memorise a number sequence?

Did you ever have to memorise a telephone number? This can be very boring. Luckily, you can simplify this. Imagine your phone number is 0743295743. Begin by grouping the numbers, as you see in the picture. This will make it easier for you to memorise a long number sequence. Try memorising the first two numbers one by one and finally form it into the whole sequence!

Already using these techniques?

When using these techniques, it is important that you do not rush the learning process. On average, you have to hear a word 7 times before you will have memorised it. Say you have a study set of 100 words; you will be studying for a while. To make it manageable, practise with study sets with a maximum of 30 words. Want to try it out?

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