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Unformatted text preview: so simple to memorize that they only need to read or hear it once, and it’s permanently ﬁled in their brains. 56 tools for building word power Thirty days has September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one Excepting February alone, Which has but twenty-eight, ‘Till leap year gives it twenty-nine. You probably also know this rhyming mnemonic about the discovery of the Americas: In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Another common type of mnemonic uses acronyms (AK-ruh-nihmz) to aid memory. An acronym uses the initial letters of a word or phrase as a key. Here are two different acronym mnemonics for remembering the names of the ﬁve Great Lakes: HOMES: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior Sally Made Henry Eat Oranges: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario See how this works? Here are mnemonic acronyms for remembering the points of the compass: Never Eat Shredded Wheat: North, East, South, West Do you want to remember the order for tuning...
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