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Mnemonic strategies

Mnemonics strategies are also known as memory strategies. They involve relating words to prior knowledge by using imagery or grouping.

Words with high imagery value (e.g. tree, car, door, etc.) can easily be visualized and represented by images. The illustrations of some of these lexical items may be found in dictionaries.

Alternatively, the orthographical form of a word may be visualized to facilitate verbal learning. The outline of a word (i.e. configuration) can also strengthen your memory of it.

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