When to use flash cards:
memorizing words/vocab, numbers, equations, names, dates, and verbatim facts or lines.
When to use mnemonic devices:
memorizing steps of a process or sets of facts/information/people, especially in an order.
When to use concept maps or drawings:
learning (rather than memorizing) relationships, processes, concepts, systems, etc.
When to use tables or charts:
learning or memorizing systems (eg. conjugation in a foreign language), sets of sets of information (eg. people and when they lived and what they did), and other large/complex groups of information.
When to use songs:
for learning or memorizing anything.
this is a general guideline. If something else works for you, do it!
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what in no communication
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