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Have a History Test? How to Memorize Dates

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Have a History Test? How to Memorize Dates
Dates are often difficult to remember because they seem so random and obscure unless we can relate them to something specific. For instance, the American Civil War started in 1861, but unless you have a strong interest in the specific timeline of the war, there is nothing special about the starting date that separates that date from any other.

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Using Rhymes To Memorize Dates

  1. Leave off the century. Example: the American Civil War in 1861 becomes 61.
  2. Think of a term that rhymes with your date. Example: 61 = Sticky gun
  3. Make sure your rhyme is a little silly and that it paints a strong picture in your head. Example: Imagine Civil War soldiers struggling with a gun that has been covered with honey. 

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The most important element of this method is to come up with a great, amusing image. The funnier it is, the more memorable it will be. If possible, come up with a little story to connect all your mental images.

If you have trouble coming up with a rhyme or have a lot of connected information to remember, you could make up your own song or replace the words to a song you know.

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