i before e (except after c)

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Penguin, Oct 19, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adults.

Featuring all the mnemonics you?ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood?once learned, fix the information in the brain forever?such as learning to count by reciting ?One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.? Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious?and sometimes hilarious?sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.

Take a trip back to the classroom, and rediscover the assortment of practical memory aids covering a range of different subjects, including spelling, time, mathematics, history, general trivia, and much more. The information is organized in short snippets by category such as:
* Geographically Speaking: Remember North East South West by reciting Never Eat Slimy Worms or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.
* Time and the Calendar: ?Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have 31 excepting February alone; And that has 28 days clear; With 29 in each leap year?
* Think of a Number: Know the Roman numerals by remembering ?I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk?
* World History: ?In fourteen hundred, ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, And found this land, land of the Free, beloved by you, beloved by me?

The clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious sayings are endless. Guaranteed to amuse and inform, here is a perfect gift for any language lover?complete with a To/From gift plate.


  

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Review: I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff

User Review  - Brigitte - Goodreads

I first saw this book in an English teacher's classroom when I was subbing and I found it really interesting and helpful. It took me a long time to track it down and buy it for myself, but now I've ... Read full review

Review: I Before E (Except After C): Old School Ways To Remember Stuff

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Takes me back to school! Not really a read, but engaging never the less, it's amazing how much of this stuff I forgot, it's also enlightening, informing me of some the things I really should have known! Read full review

Contents

The Alphabet
The Five Vowels
Whats a Preposition?
The Rules of Punctuation
Learning Lines
I before E except after C
The Complexities of English Spelling
Commonly Misspelled Words
The Most Common Magnetic Material
Oxidation and Reduction
CFCs
The Greek Philosophers
Roman Emperors
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Joan of Arc
The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Lay and Lie
Counting Rhymes
Writing Numbers
Roman Numerals
The Metric System
Ten Timestable
By Hand
Long Division
The Order of Calculation
Finding Averages
The Value of Pi
Square Roots
Pythagorass Theorem
Sine Cosine Tangent
Graph Coordinates
Converting Miles to Kilometers
Learning Directions
Latitude and Longitude
Map Reading
The Seven Continents of the World
The Great Lakes
The Worlds Longest Rivers
The Seven Hills of Rome
The Streets of Los Angeles
Geological Periods
Components of Soil
The Hardness of Minerals
Types of Fossils
One Lump or Two
Insect Stings
Cedar Trees
Spring Forward Fall Back
Thirty Days Hath September
Teaching the Days of the Week
How to Remember Dates
Time Travel
The Signs of the Zodiac
The Order of the Planets
Saturns Moons
The Earths Atmospheres
Men on the Moon
Colors of the Rainbow
Fahrenheit and Celsius
The Periodic Table of Elements
Brief History of the United States
The Pilgrim Fathers
Declaration of Independence
Presidents of the US
The Heads on Mount Rushmore
Musical Notes
Musical Staves
Spaces
Spaces
The Cycle of Fifths
Musical Modes or Scales
French Plurals with an X
Counting to Six in French
French Verbs Using tre
Counting to 10 in Japanese
The Greek Alphabet
The Runic Alphabet
The Twelve Apostles
The Ten Commandments
Books of the Old Testament
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Vital Processes of Life
Cranial Bones
Bones of the Human Body
Bone Fracture Types
Excretion
Signs of Mania
Signs of Schizophrenia
Signs of Anxiety Disorder
Doctors Shorthand
Survival Techniques
Driving a Car
Business Internet Domain Names
PPPPP
SWOT Analysis
Sales Techniques
How to Interview
Job Interview Techniques
Alcohol Tips
Steering a Boat
Left and Right
Basic DIY Techniques
Setting a Table
Copyright

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