Monday, January 18, 2010

Remember medical/scientific word part acar-

The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways for students to use associative memory techniques and mnemonics rather than rote memorization. This can speed up the memory process, make it more entertaining, and let students recall information for the rest of their lives.

blue emboldened words are common or college terms which can be used for associative purposes.

reddish brown emboldened words are medical terms which should be looked up in a medical dictionary for their figurative meanings.

acar-, acaro- from Gr. acarus, mite, means "mite or itch". [acariasis, lit. disease condition from mites, acarodermatitis, lit. skin mite inflammation, acaroid, lit. resembling a mite, otocariasis, lit. ear mite condition]

Memory story: [Let the buyer beware takes on a new meaning.] You test-drove a car (acar ) infested with itch mites. It was a great deal but now you're in quarantine with the worst case of scabies they've ever seen. Or. Movie star Dan Akaroyd (acaroid, not related) takes a part where he looks like a giant itch mite.

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