The three main stages of learning are encoding, consolidation in the hippocampus, and retrieval. Some students have difficulty recalling material that has been stored in the brain, which can create test anxiety, stress that causes a slip-up in the brain’s retrieval process. Creating a mnemonic associated with something students need to remember can help them break through that recall gap. Mnemonics include rhymes, acronyms, and keywords associated with the learned material. By using mnemonics, students can clear their neurological pathways and bring information out of their long-term memory.