Do you have trouble remembering facts? One way you can improve your memory is by using mnemonics. A mnemonic (pronounced nuh-monic) is a word, short poem or sentence that is intended to help you remember things such as scientific facts or spelling rules. For example, the rhyme "i before e except after c" is a mnemonic which helps people remember how to spell words such as 'ceiling' and 'believe' (as always, there are exceptions to the rule; 'weird' is one).
One website that promises to help you memorise information by using mnemonics (or links) is Thinkalink. The site is run by a teacher called Andy Salmon, who originally set it up as a hobby. There's a wide range of categories on the site and Andy welcomes suggestions from users.
Verdict: Thinkalink is an attractive site with plenty of interactive features. For example, you can rate links, add new facts and links or suggest a new category. What's more, many of the memory techniques featured on Thinkalink could be used for learning vocabulary, spelling and grammar. Why not sign up for the e-mail link of the week?