Grammar girl has so many great ways to remember things in grammar. I've missed the words "effect" and "affect" in the past and am working on improving my own grammar. It is one of those things i've been taught all of this and when I was valedictorian I knew it but somewhere in there between there and here I've forgotten some of it. I go to grammar girl to give me ways to remember it. OK affect - verb; effect - noun. Grammar teachers will enjoy her.