Mnemonic Devices 

The word mnemonic (pronounced nee.MON.ik) is used:

-(1) as a noun meaning a device, such as a formula or rhyme, that helps a person remember something or

-(2) as an adjective meaning aiding memory.

Mnemonic is from the Greek word mnemonikos meaning aiding memory or having to do with memory or mnemonics.


Biological Groupings

A way of remembering biological groupings in taxonomy is one of the following phrases…

  • Kings Play Cards OFat Green Stools
  • Kings Play Chess OFunny Green Squares
  • Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach
  • King Phillip Came Over For Great Spaghetti
  • King Philip Can Only Find Green Slippers

The letters stand for:

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus .
  • Species.

Bloom’s Taxonomy levels

    Kitty Cooks Apples And Avocados Saturday Evenings Bloom’s Taxonomy levels: 
Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation

Thanks Victor

In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. Bloom found that over 95 % of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level…the recall of information.
Bloom identified six levels within the cognitive domain, from the simple recall or recognition of facts, as the lowest level, through increasingly more complex and abstract mental levels, to the highest order which is classified as evaluation. Verb examples that represent intellectual activity on each level are listed here.

  • Knowledge: arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce state.
  • Comprehension: classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate, locate, recognize, report, restate, review, select, translate,
  • Application: apply, choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, practice, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
  • Analysis: analyze, appraise, calculate, categorize, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
  • Synthesis: arrange, assemble, collect, compose, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose, set up, write.  Evaluation: appraise, argue, assess, attach, choose compare, defend estimate, judge, predict, rate, core, select, support, value, evaluate.


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