The Application of Mnemonic Keyword Method on Learners’ Comprehension and Knowledge Retention


  • Shaira Ismail Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang
  • Nurul Hayani Abd Rahman Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah
  • Nani Ilyana Shafie Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor
  • Baderisang Mohamed Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah


learning styles, teaching strategies, brain dominance, mnemonic keyword approach, encoding decoding


The Mnemonic Keyword Method offers the most potential for use in classroom teaching and learning activities. It encodes the information so that it can be more easily retrieved, and the sentences are transformed into catchy and simple formulas.  The method typically involves relating the term to other words or grouping the words according to similar themes or synonyms. The world's phonological or spelling forms are used to construct equations or formulas.  The factual component of the knowledge dimension can contain the fundamental concepts that students need to understand to become familiar with any subject. They will also be expected to tackle challenges in the learning process. This method has been successfully increased students' comprehension levels and their capacity to retain the main details of the reading materials they are exposed to learning the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (ENT300). The guidelines and directory of keyword offer commercialization potential.  The creation of a website with applications to transform the sentences into keywords would be able to generate income via subscriptions.  The potential customers are the education providers and students. 




How to Cite

Shaira Ismail, Nurul Hayani Abd Rahman, Nani Ilyana Shafie, & Baderisang Mohamed. (2023). The Application of Mnemonic Keyword Method on Learners’ Comprehension and Knowledge Retention . Malaysia Journal of Invention and Innovation, 2(1), 1–5. Retrieved from