One such teaching technique, which is the focus of this paper, is the use of mnemonics
to teach auditing.
The authors, who include a recent successful test-taker, give students a range of methods to improve memorization, including topic facts and mnemonics
(such as "Really Bad Calcification" for aortic stenosis, with the first letters standing for rheumatic heart disease, bicuspid aortic valve and calcified aortic valve).
Of course, the province of medical knowledge is not the sole arena for using mnemonics
So, let's just relax and use our brains to learn more about mnemonics
I believe that the only people who now make regular use of mnemonics
are medical students, and there are even textbooks to teach them.
It is for this reason, Seris suggests, that Poliziano distances himself from the Ciceronian mnemonic
This change, which would incorporate an "E" onto the widely used "ABCD" mnemonic
, emphasizes the importance of a historical component: enlargement or other changes over time.
The implied historical narrative underlying the book is not entirely clear: if we have lost the mnemonic
tradition which was somehow our true memory, did this loss occur with the invention of the printing press (as the praise of medieval mnemonics
and poetry games sometimes lead us to believe) or with the industrialization of modern society and today's "cybernetic culture" (as he suggests elsewhere)?
They have shown mnemonics
to be very effective in facilitating this learning (see Mastropieri, Scruggs, & Levin, 1987, for a review; also Mastropieri, Scruggs, & Fulk, 1990; Scruggs, Mastropieri, McLoone, Levin, & Morrison, 1987).
The following mnemonics
were developed over years of instructing and directing Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses.
is a way of organizing information, so it is easier to remember.
More important for the future, the three-dimensional model, with its thematic rooms linked by networks of hallways, may be a more congenial paradigm for a computer interface than a desktop full of windows and icons: it's easier to remember where you've put something in a "memory palace," or what's known in mnemonics
as the "method of loci.