Talk:Mnemonic

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Etymology[edit]

Are you sure about the etymology from Mnemosyne? I'd say that both just come from the Greek word for "memory". -- Error

According to my dictionary, "mnemonic" comes from the Greek word "mnemon," or "mindful." Also, "Mnemosyne" didn't come from the Greek word for "memory"; it is the Greek word for "memory." However, the article says "mnemonic" "echoes the figure Mnemosyne," so I have no problem with it. CHz 17:31, 30 Oct 2003 (UTC)
Well said. mnemonic 04:29, 2004 Jun 22 (UTC)

aid to memory[edit]

there's also a site with a lot of mnemonics: http://www.aidtomemory.com

How to revert back to previous article? (accidentally truncated it)[edit]

Hi guys, Just now I added a mnemonic in Information Systems. But when I refreshed the page, my post truncated some of the article. I did a search on Google and it is said that there is a known bug in Firefox with Google Toolbar installed (I'm using those). My deepest apology on this mistake. Can anyone please revert the article? Because I don't want to add more mess into it.

Thanks a lot guys:)

Opening Section Citation Needed[edit]

Because the sentence "Even the process of learning this conversion might aid in the transfer of information to long-term memory." lacks a citation I feel it should be removed. It seems to be more helpful to say that the process of encoding for meaning or rehearsal while translating it can help retaining the specific information, or to say that learning a specific system for creating mnemonics will aid in using them in the future. The way the sentence is written now it seems to imply both and also neither at the same time.

Courtney Crump (talk) 02:22, 3 March 2016 (UTC) Courtney

Also, I'm not sure I'd consider a memory device to be a mnemonic. Normally mnemonics are internal memory aids. Elizareader (talk) 16:28, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Organization[edit]

I feel as if the organization of the page is exceptional. Every topic leads to another and feeds off each other. Also another great thing they accomplished was assisting the reader to other sources that were mentioned throughout the page. This was located under the "See Also" link and led readers to pages that help understand Mnemonics and what it consist of. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TJ3Rahming (talkcontribs) 00:12, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

I also agree that the organization is very easy to follow. I would also consider adding something about the use of mnemonics in memory competition. This is not mentioned in the section about use. I think this is important since mnemonics are so integral to the success of these memory athletes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmbradshaw12 (talkcontribs) 22:19, 29 April 2016 (UTC)