Mnemonics Are Fun!

Sometimes when you are studying, you might encounter a sequence of stuff to memorise. Such as a few elements, a few people, or any stuff that seems random and messed up. You might go: Woah, how am I going to remember this?

When that occurs, mnemonics can give you a helping hand. Not to mention they’re quite fun to make!

For example, the fractions of petroleum are:

  1. Petroleum gas
  2. Petrol
  3. Naphtha
  4. Kerosene
  5. Diesel
  6. Lubricating oil
  7. Fuel oil
  8. Bitumen

So what you want to do is create a sentence (a nonsensical one), with the first letter of each word corresponding to the first letter of each item in the list.

I would put, say,

Poor Peter Never Kiss D Little Fat Baby

All you have to do is remember this sentence, so your mind can effortlessly relate and recall the list items. It works magically right? Give it a try!

For a start, create a mnemonic for your name, and post it as a comment below! And have fun too 🙂

Last updated on 3/1/2015

First Place In Class

I read an article in the paper today, and I found it quite interesting.

The gist of it is that parents put too much stress on their young children in academics. Well, at least that’s the case with the adults around me.

At a young age, children should allowed to enjoy their childhood. They should play, and learn things with their own inquisitiveness. Playing is quite an effective way of learning. Time flies, and before they know it, their childhood has passed by.

Unfortunately, children these days have to go to tuition classes, as young as the age of 7. This is really unnecessary. Let them study at their own pace, let them find their own rhythm. Each child is unique, and the most effective way to teach them may differ.

Personally, the most important thing in an exam is to do your best. If you have done that, you’ve succeeded. Success in the exam doesn’t mean topping the class.

Indeed, the first place isn’t something that matters a lot. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. If you have the ability to get it, why not?

First!