Whether you're using mnemonic devices or word association or your smartphone apps or even just a regular day planner, you likely have a whole system you use to remember things.
For those of you who struggle with this, you've now stumbled upon a treasure trove of different methods to make your lives easier thanks to Redditor Webbie16, who asked the online community: "What "cheat" were you taught to help you remember something?"
"T is for me, This and These"
For remembering this, these, that, those while learning Spanish
este, esta, esto vs. ese, esa, eso vs. estas, estos, esas, esos.
Please Let Granny Brown Bring Peaches To Your Wedding
Used it to remember which Warfarin tablet color correlates to which strength. It's consistent regardless of the manufacturer.
Pink - 1mg Lavender - 2mg Green - 2.5mg Brown - 3mg Blue - 4mg Peach - 5mg Teal - 6mg Yellow - 7.5mg White - 10mg
This applies to manufacturers used in the U.S.
Say Wednesday like "Wed-nes-day" in your head before writing it to make sure you spell it right
P.E.M.D.A.S. I'll never forget those days in math.
please excuse my dear aunt sally
Parenthesis, Exponent, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction
"Every Good Boy..."Giphy
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge - EGBDF (lines of a treble clef)
FACE (Spaces of a treble clef)
Good Boys Deserve Fudge Always - GBDFA (lines of a bass clef)
ACEG (Spaces of a bass clef)
"If you're having..."
If you're having a hard time remembering a person's name or a thing, slowly go through the alphabet while visualizing that person or thing. When you get to the letter the person or thing's name starts with, a surprising amount of times, the name will come back to you. Not always of course, but as I said, a surprising amount of times it works.
"When memorizing stuff..."
When memorizing stuff like flash cards and that type of thing, I just make dirty or stupid puns/jokes to make them entertaining. It works really well and I smile like an idiot taking tests.
"My chem teacher..."
Mnemonics for the periodic table. Lead = Plumbers = Pb Silver = Almost Gold = Ag Gold = Thieves will steal it = "Au, come back with my gold!" Sodium = Would you like some more salt? = Na
My chem teacher had one for almost all of them.
"I taught this..."
I taught this to my girlfriend who has since shared it with all of her friends. It used to bother me when she would always get out her phone calculator when time to tip on a bill. So I told her for a standard 20% tip, just move the decimal one place over and then multiply by 2. Say it's a $45.00 bill, moving the decimal gives you $4.50 and multiplying by 2 means a $9 tip.
The next step I have to teach her is rounding so that the total comes out to a nice whole number, but it's a start.
"And there's a plus or minus chance..."
Quadratic formula: There's this really negative b, right. And there's a plus or minus chance that he could get into this radical party. Well he gets in and starts square dancing. Then he plays poker and loses 4 aces. It's a really radical party and it's all over at 2AM.