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= Specific Mnemonics =
 
= Specific Mnemonics =
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== Geographic ==
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Great Lakes:
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* (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, Superior)
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* '''HOMES'''
  
 
== Military ==
 
== Military ==
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Rankings of Generals:
 
Rankings of Generals:
 
* Brigadier General (1 star), Major General (2 stars), Lieutenant General (3 stars), General (4 or 5 stars)
 
* Brigadier General (1 star), Major General (2 stars), Lieutenant General (3 stars), General (4 or 5 stars)
* Be My Little General
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* '''Be My Little General'''
  
 
== Presidents ==
 
== Presidents ==
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8-14:
 
8-14:
 
* (Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce)
 
* (Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce)
* Very Happy Turtles Prepare Themselves For Piercings
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* '''Very Happy Turtles Prepare Themselves For Piercings'''
 
** (just remember, Tyler came first - before Taylor)
 
** (just remember, Tyler came first - before Taylor)
 
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15-21:
 
15-21:
 
* (Buchannan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur)
 
* (Buchannan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur)
* Brave Little Johnny Grabbed Hold of Garfield's Assassin''
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* '''Brave Little Johnny Grabbed Hold of Garfield's Assassin'''
  
 
22-28:
 
22-28:
 
* (Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson)
 
* (Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson)
* Clever Henry Chooses Mates Ready To Win
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* '''Clever Henry Chooses Mates Ready To Win'''
  
 
29-33:
 
29-33:
 
* (Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman)
 
* (Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman)
* Harding Comes Home Really Tired  
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* '''Harding Comes Home Really Tired'''
  
 
33-42:
 
33-42:
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* you're on your own with the rest, because I know them all
 
* you're on your own with the rest, because I know them all
  
== Geographic ==
 
 
Great Lakes:
 
* (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, Superior)
 
* HOMES
 
  
  
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Order of taxonomy in biology:
 
Order of taxonomy in biology:
 
* (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
 
* (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
* King Phillip Chose to Order Fish & Got Sick
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* '''King Phillip Chose to Order Fish & Got Sick'''
  
 
Roman numerals:
 
Roman numerals:
 
* I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000
 
* I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000
* I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk
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* '''I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk'''
  
 
IUPAC prefixes:
 
IUPAC prefixes:
 
* (methyl ethyl butyl pentyl hexyl heptyl octyl nona deca)
 
* (methyl ethyl butyl pentyl hexyl heptyl octyl nona deca)
 
* (methane ethane butane pentane hexane heptane octane nonane decane)
 
* (methane ethane butane pentane hexane heptane octane nonane decane)
* Ma Eats Pot Brownies, Pa Has Hash Only, No Dope
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* '''Ma Eats Pot Brownies, Pa Has Hash Only, No Dope'''
  
  
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The notes represented by the lines on the treble clef stave (bottom to top):
 
The notes represented by the lines on the treble clef stave (bottom to top):
 
* (E, G, B, D, F)
 
* (E, G, B, D, F)
* Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
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* '''Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge'''
  
 
And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:
 
And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:
 
* (F, A, C, E)
 
* (F, A, C, E)
* Furry Animals Cook Excellently
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* '''Furry Animals Cook Excellently'''
  
  
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The notes represented by the lines on the bass clef stave (bottom to top):
 
The notes represented by the lines on the bass clef stave (bottom to top):
 
* (G, B, D, F, A)
 
* (G, B, D, F, A)
* Good Boys Do Fine, Always
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* '''Good Boys Dig Fine Apples'''
  
 
And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:
 
And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:
 
* (A, C, E, G)
 
* (A, C, E, G)
* All Cows Eat Grass
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* '''All Cows Eat Grass'''
  
  
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The order of sharps in music, called the "circle of fifths":
 
The order of sharps in music, called the "circle of fifths":
 
* (F, C, G, D, A, E, B)
 
* (F, C, G, D, A, E, B)
* Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle.
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* '''Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle'''
  
 
And in reverse for flat keys the mnemonic can be neatly reversed:
 
And in reverse for flat keys the mnemonic can be neatly reversed:
* Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father.
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* '''Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father'''
 
 
  
 
= References =
 
= References =
  
 
* List of phrasal verbs (good for finding multi-letter verb phrases for generating mnemonics): http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/
 
* List of phrasal verbs (good for finding multi-letter verb phrases for generating mnemonics): http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/

Revision as of 08:00, 14 March 2011



Specific Mnemonics

Geographic

Great Lakes:

  • (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, Superior)
  • HOMES

Military

Rankings of Generals:

  • Brigadier General (1 star), Major General (2 stars), Lieutenant General (3 stars), General (4 or 5 stars)
  • Be My Little General

Presidents

1-7:

  • Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Quincy Adams, Jackson
  • No mnemonic (it's easy to remember the first seven)

8-14:

  • (Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce)
  • Very Happy Turtles Prepare Themselves For Piercings
    • (just remember, Tyler came first - before Taylor)

15-21:

  • (Buchannan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur)
  • Brave Little Johnny Grabbed Hold of Garfield's Assassin

22-28:

  • (Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson)
  • Clever Henry Chooses Mates Ready To Win

29-33:

  • (Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman)
  • Harding Comes Home Really Tired

33-42: These are all the post-WW II presidents...

  • (Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama)
  • you're on your own with the rest, because I know them all



Scientific/Numeric

Colors of the rainbow:

  • ROY G. BIV

Order of taxonomy in biology:

  • (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
  • King Phillip Chose to Order Fish & Got Sick

Roman numerals:

  • I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000
  • I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk

IUPAC prefixes:

  • (methyl ethyl butyl pentyl hexyl heptyl octyl nona deca)
  • (methane ethane butane pentane hexane heptane octane nonane decane)
  • Ma Eats Pot Brownies, Pa Has Hash Only, No Dope


Music

The notes represented by the lines on the treble clef stave (bottom to top):

  • (E, G, B, D, F)
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:

  • (F, A, C, E)
  • Furry Animals Cook Excellently


The notes represented by the lines on the bass clef stave (bottom to top):

  • (G, B, D, F, A)
  • Good Boys Dig Fine Apples

And the notes represented by the spaces between the lines:

  • (A, C, E, G)
  • All Cows Eat Grass


The order of sharps in music, called the "circle of fifths":

  • (F, C, G, D, A, E, B)
  • Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle

And in reverse for flat keys the mnemonic can be neatly reversed:

  • Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father

References