What is the best way to memorize vocabulary words?
Posted 23 May 2007 - 05:10 AM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 05:28 AM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:38 AM
so basically u draw the main topic in the centre .. and tree branches or just lines coming out from the word! and on each line u have a theme or a group of stuff .. which have smaller branches and stuff .. (i think wat i just wrote was really unclear LOL) so ill give an example
one main word in the middle is "ANIMALS"
one branch - DOGS
small branches - playful, german shepard, woof woof, ETC
another branch - CATS
small branches - furball, gentle, MEOW, ETC
make sure u use ALOT OF COLOURS! i was told that colour helps u remember more! and it does!!
i was shown the word "diarrhea" that was cut into colours .. so like 'dia' was orange 'rrh' was blue and etc and yeh i still remember the colours and i can SEE it in my mind right now .. and its been like 3 years LOL
Edited by i0nz, 23 May 2007 - 09:41 AM.
Posted 26 May 2007 - 04:15 PM
Like what was said above, colours really do help. Then you can remember each stage as you go on, by remembering the sequence of the colours it's easy to figure out what reaction happens next. After going through it a couple of times, you should be able to recall quite easily.
Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:12 PM
It doesn't sound like college level course work, I think this person is just trying to remember the words.
I think you're referring to Mind Maps. Mind maps are a great way to organize your thoughts, especially when writing a paper. You can create a mind map on a piece of paper, or you can use a neat program like FreeMind to do it on the computer. You can google "FreeMind" to find links to it.
I think the best way to remember words is just through understanding of what they really are. It's alot of work, but easier in the long run. Spend more time now, don't have to study it again later.
Edited by Gabby Jay, 26 May 2007 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:36 AM
Almost everyone in my class have problem to remember all thee Medical vocabulary words.
The only thing I to is read it a couple of times and write it ^^
Writing really helps me alot to remember things.
But I know someone that remember things better by speaking it.
Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:44 AM
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:33 AM
I remember in high school, during one of my English classes, our teacher assigned a vocabulary word to everyone in the class, and everyone had to go up to the board and make a small drawing to represent that word, and we all had to try to guess what the word was by the picture. When it came time for the vocabulary test,I found that the words were a lot easier to remember.
When you make your flashcards, you can scribble a little doodle next to the word too.
Edited by Candy Bell, 30 May 2007 - 09:33 AM.
Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:43 PM
you can write the word in front and definition in the back and keep testing yourself over and over until you get it. if you forget, you can turn the card over and remind yourself. flash cards can be very useful when studying.
Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:21 AM
try making a sentence based on all of the things you wish to remember... after a sentence make a paragraph... make it like a story... then you will remember it easily.
for example. i would like to remember boy, ball, biscuits
that boy loves to play ball while eating biscuits. (something like that)
Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:52 AM
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:31 PM
I have a hobby website with smart widgets for improving, memorizing vocabulary.
There is an online vocabulary memorizer available for any languages.
You can play hangman game in multiple languages or practice the English irregular verbs.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:37 AM
Second, you need practice in recalling the word.
Third, you need to hear, see, and understand the word repeatedly in its various forms and in its most typical contexts.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:45 AM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:25 AM
and if i didn't procrastinate.. i'd take the time to write it out and try to understand it as i am writing them out.
UNDERSTAND the word rather then trying to memorize. if u understand it, u know it by heart.
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