An excellent reference book for memory devices! I highly recommend this book. A very complete book.
A confidence builder!
Memory is a fickle friend for me -- a vital piece of info often seems just beyond timely recall. EveryGoodBoyDeservesFudge is a great antidote for that lost, wandering, out-of-control queasiness that so often visits in those moments of weak memory.
The mnemonics catalogued here are encyclopedic - a great start on specific things to remember, in a long list of 45 useful categories from astronomy to zoology. For me the most useful categories are cooking, geopolitics, math, music, religion, and time & calendars (I'm constantly using "thirty days hath September, April, June & November...). Though I won't be using the psychology aids much, they sure offer an interesting, concise glimpse into human behavior and some of its disorders!
But just as important as the catalog is the broad view of how to remember things. With the perspective from this book on the many types of mnemonic (memory-aiding) tools available, I can construct my own mnemonics for the things I will learn tomorrow, or that are discovered or invented next month. Highly recommended.
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices
This entertaining and highly useful book should be in every school's professional library. When it comes to committing large chunks of information to memory, mnemonics can be powerful tools. As the user recalls the associations with higher frequency, mnemonics can help commit the information to long-term memory.
While not all of the information may be of relevance for the reader's needs, the mnemonics themselves can inspire the reader to create their own. This book has already been of interest to several faculty members at my school.
What a great book! EveryGoodBoyDeservesFudge (The Book of MnemonicDevices) will come in very handy in my 7th grade classroom. I always try to find new ways to help my students with their study skills - this book will be tremendously helpful with that task. I especially find the Spelling section to be an excellent array of mnemonics to assist them with the difficult task of remembering how to correctly spell the most common misspelled words - myself included. Thank You Dr. Evans!
I have spent hours meandering through this maze of mnemonicdevices, and yet I find a new and clever one each time I look. There is something for everyone to enable us to remember things we never thought we would.
The section on Spanish verbs will surely come in handy. I particularly like the mathematical and technical sections. After Dr. Evans's book, how can one remain content recalling the speed of light so imprecisely as 300 megameters per second?!
I consume with relish every one of this prolific author's books that I can get my hands on, and I encourage others to do the same. This book contains gems for persons of every age group, occupation, and avocation.
When is a "tulip"* not a flower? When it's one of hundreds of mnemonicdevices in this comprehensive sourcebook. From remembering the notes on a scale (EveryGoodBoyDeservesFudge) to correctly performing geometric equations (Soh-Cah-Toa) to using "HOMES" for conjuring up the Great Lakes (Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior), mnemonic devices have helped countless students, teachers, and trivia buffs recall key information in a snap-using anagrams, clever rhymes, and word games. In this comprehensive guide, readers will find a wide spectrum of ingeniously simple mnemonic devices for recalling facts about: - Science - Math - Geography - Religion - Literature - Music - Social Studies - Law - Aviation - Zodiac - Spelling - Mythology - World History - Sports - And more *Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement; Irrestible Grace, and Perserverance of the Saints (The Five Tenets of Calvinism)