Friday, January 29, 2010

Memorizing word part acro-

The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways to use association and mnemonic memory techniques, instead of rote memorization, to remember educational information we can use for a lifetime.

blue emboldened words are common or college terms that can be used for word association purposes.

reddish brown emboldened words are medical terms that can be used for word association purposes.

Word part and memory story taken from High Speed Memory Techniques for Medical Terminology.

acro- from Gr. akros, means "highest point, topmost, extreme". [acronym, lit. topmost name, fig. a word formed from the initial letters of multiple words, Acropolis, lit. highest point of a city, fig. though numerous the fortified citadel in Athens is the best known, acrobat, from Gr. akrobatos, walking tiptoe, climbing aloft, acromion, acroanesthesia, lit. without feeling in an extreme place, acromegalic, lit. largeness in an extreme place] (see -ac-) (see acromio- tomorrow)

Memory Story: You always wanted to see what it was like at the highest or topmost point of the ship in a crow's (acro-, not related) nest. Just not during the storm you're being whipped around in now during your first watch.

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