10 Best Mnemonic Devices to Know Before Graduation

Published: December 3, 2014

Who wants to spend hours studying?  Not me!  Use these mnemonic devices to cut down on your time spent studying.  Mnemonic devices are an easy way to memorize boring content.  These are 10 of the best mnemonic devices you should know before graduating high school.  We don't all need to be rocket scientists upon graduation, but knowing these mnemonic devices can keep you well rounded in general knowledge.  These devices earn their place on this list in accordance to how helpful they are after high school.

  1. Never Eat Soggy Waffles

    As long as you can remember that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, this mnemonic device can help you if your GPS crashes or you are lost in the woods.  Never Eat Soggy Waffles helps you to remember that the directions on your compass run clockwise in the order of North, East, South and West.  That being said, this is often taught at the elementary levels but commonly forgotten before graduation.  It can be a life saver when your significant other is in the passenger seat bragging that you are lost.  This also comes in handy on a college campus when you are trying to figure out which direction to walk to get to the West Hall. 

  2. King Henry Died By

    Who knew the King was lactose intolerant?  This mnemonic device helps you to remember the order of the most common metric units (Kilo-, Hecto-, Deca-, Base Units, Deci-, Centi- and Milli-).  It comes in handy if you are employed in a trade that regularly deals with measurements.  It can even help you keep track of your data plan if you branch it out further.  It is amazing how often I run across the metric system even though the United States has their own unit system.