5. Phrases

The reverse technique can also help you to remember, by expanding a word into a phrase. If you're trying to remember how to spell, say cynic, think of Choose Your Next Item Carefully. Phrases can also be used to remember other words; one of the best known (when I was young, at least!), is Many Valiant Explorers Make Journeys Sizing Up New Planets. This refers to Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Not only does this give you the name of the planets in our galaxy, but their order.

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