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Memorization techniques

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MeghanMD, May 17, 2014.

  1. MeghanMD

    MeghanMD 2+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    Aside from pneumonics does anyone have a good memorization techniques. I need to get better at rote memorization
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  3. Dr. Biology

    Dr. Biology The Nerdiest Super Hero 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2014
    Repetition, writing it (for me on a white board), flash cards if that works for you. You know how you learn better than we do
  4. Being


    Oct 9, 2013
    Anki or Supermemo.
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  5. MrLogan13

    MrLogan13 2+ Year Member

    May 16, 2014
    There are few things better than forced retrieval.
  6. Kochanie

    Kochanie 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    How I get through purely memorization (Spanish/Psychology/terms/etc) is through relating it to something ridiculous. For example, Canberra is the capital of Australia, so I picture a bear in a can. It works for me, but lots of my friends don't agree haha.

    I remember seeing something similar on TV. Some guy memorized a lot of random letters by creating a story in his head.
  7. Livin'_that_scribelife


    Apr 16, 2014
    I started turning all of my notes/powerpoints into comprehensive study guides. I would turn the headings into questions and use my notes to answer the questions. I would then save a blank copy of all the questions. Then I would type up the answers over and over until I could answer them all nearly verbatim. I made straight A's throughout my final 2 years of undergrad using this technique.
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  8. Psai

    Psai Account on Hold Physician 2+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    1) Read it
    2) Do questions
    3) Reread the stuff you don't know well
    4) ???
    5) Get an A.
  9. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2013

    Read Moonwalking with Einstein
  10. phunky

    phunky 2+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    It entirely depends on the person. I personally find pneumonics utterly useless. I have a very visual memory, so reading textbooks is a great way for me to learn material. I typically remember what the page looks like that the information is on, then where on the page it was, then what it said. Writing it down helps as well.

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