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Mnemonics are memory devices used to remember facts and structure of information.  It helps to make difficult-to-remember information easier to recall through imagination, association and in a coherent context.  Mnemonics come in different forms.  It can be an acronym, formula, diagram, rhyme, image, story etc…  It may use key words, letters, visuals, tunes, touch, movements and feelings to connect one’s senses with the information.

  1. Identify information that is critical to remember in the course of work.
  2. Have a basic understanding about the information to be used in the mnemonics.
  3. Consider a suitable form of mnemonics that is easy to remember.
  4. Find a familiar word, picture, diagram, rhyme or tune etc to associate with the information.
  5. Use humour in the creation of mnemonics.  Funny, silly or bizarre things are easier to remember.
  6. Ensure that the mnemonics is relevant to the information.

  1. Organisation / management
    • Create mnemonics that are simple and understandable by workers of all levels.
    • Ensure that the mnemonics are relevant and useful to work practices.
  2. Workplace ‘trainer’
    • Highlight the purpose of using the mnemonics at work to the workers.
    • Lead by example in using the mnemonics at the workplace.
  3. Workplace ‘learner’
    • Understand the purpose and relevance of mnemonics at work.
    • Practice using mnemonics at work.