An ABC list is an alphabetical list, which was developed by Vera F. Birkenbihl, with which one is stimulated on the basis of superordinate categories the associative thinking and a quantity of information in the own knowledge memory can be activated. An ABC list is thus an alphabetical list, which can be assigned to the associative learning technique.
- You take an “empty ABC” or put on one, by writing at the edge perpendicularly all 26 letters of the ABC. Before dealing with a topic, you can use the list to see how much knowledge on a topic is already available.
- The ABC list can also be used for review. After class, a lecture or presentation, or after reading a text, you can collect the key words in the list.
- You can use the list during class or a presentation to take notes.
- You can use an ABC list as a basis for brainstorming, e.g. for developing a presentation.
Important: You can also assign several terms to one letter.