In this video, you will choose something you want to remember and plan your drawing.
First, think of a fact or idea you want to remember.
You can use this technique to remember almost anything, such as a historical date, a person’s name,
a state capital, or a grammar or punctuation rule.
The visual mnemonic in this lesson helps you remember a punctuation rule
related to the seven coordinating conjunctions: “for,” “and,” “nor,” “but,” “or,” “yet,” and “so.”
But you will make a visual mnemonic about your own fact or concept.
To help plan your ideas, insert a comment into your drawing. You will delete this comment later.
Type the fact or idea you want to remember into your comment.
Then plan how you will show this fact or idea visually.
You can think about something that sounds like the words.
For example, if you wanted to remember that someone's name was Harry, you could show him with a hairy face.
Or think of a scene that relates to the information.
To remember a date or other number,
you might show the numerals as part of a larger picture about the subject.
Choose something that has meaning for you.
You will find your mnemonic more effective if it contains images you relate to.
Type your ideas for your drawing into your comment.
It can be helpful to make your pictures bizarre or funny.
The more unusual the picture is, the more it makes you laugh, or the more personal meaning it has for you,
the easier it is to remember.
Keeping your drawing simple and straightforward will also make it easier for you to recall.
Now, it’s your turn:
Think of a fact you want to remember,
Add a comment to your drawing,
Type the fact into the comment,
And type how you plan to illustrate the fact in the comment.